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    As the Tokyo Olympics began last Friday, new infections of the novel coronavirus are rising. Today, health officials in Tokyo reported 3,177 new infections and the Governor is trying to persuade young people to get vaccinated. 

    Yuriko Koike, the Tokyo Governor urged the younger population to follow the COVID-19 measures in effect. He explained that limiting their activities and hobbies is key to slowing the surge of infections. Wednesday is the first day the Japanese capital has recorded cases over 3,000 since the start of the pandemic.

    Japan is administering around 10 million vaccine shots a week as the country got off to a late start. Vaccinations Minister Taro Kono said “Even if we slow down a little bit, I’m OK. Rather we need to reach out to the younger people so that they feel that it’s necessary for them to get vaccinated.

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