Japan officially announces state of emergency for four more prefectures
Also extends Tokyo state of emergency to 31 August
This covers the three prefectures near Tokyo, that being Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa, adding to the state of emergency for Osaka as well.
The announcement has been rumoured for the entire week so it isn't a surprise but we'll see how this plays a role in curbing the virus spread across Japan. An overview of the situation can be found in the earlier post here.