TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s capital of Tokyo reported 38 cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, Jiji news agency said, marking a fifth straight day of declining numbers of new infections.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday extended a nationwide state of emergency to May 31, saying the infection rate had yet to drop enough to justify ending measures.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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