Tokyo’s daily COVID infections hit record high Aug 05, 2021 0 1788 12345 Tokyo: Olympic host city Tokyo has recorded the highest number of daily coronavirus infections since the outbreak of the pandemic amid the rapid spread of the Delta variant.The city registered 4,166 new infections within 24 hours on Wednesday. Compared to the same day of the previous week, this means 989 more infections. Nationwide, the number of new infections exceeded 14,000 cases within 24 hours.Tokyo and other prefectures are subject to a state of emergency until August 31, but the Japanese capital is struggling to get a grip on the wave of infections.Omi Shigeru, the government’s top coronavirus adviser, warned on Wednesday that the number of new infections in Tokyo could rise to 10,000 cases in one day in a “worst-case scenario.” (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul attack that left 8 dead Aug 05, 2021 0 428 Protests in Delhi over girl’s alleged rape, murder, forced cremation Aug 05, 2021 0 389 Israel retaliates after missiles fired from Lebanon Aug 05, 2021 0 349 Turkey warns US plan to resettle Afghans risks ‘major refugee crisis’ dpa Istanbul Turkey has criticised a US programme to help Afghans who worked in US-affiliated jobs resettle in the United States, warning that the plan would cause a “major refugee crisis” in the region. Washington .. Germany says no plans to stop deportations to Afghanistan after delay dpa Berlin There are no plans to halt deportations to Afghanistan, a German Interior Minister spokesperson said in Berlin on Wednesday, after a flight carrying deportees was cancelled at short notice. The flight, .. Brunei’s diplomat named ASEAN envoy to Myanmar Jakarta: Brunei’s top diplomat has been named as ASEAN’s special envoy to Myanmar, to help resolve the political crisis there following a military coup earlier this year, the regional bloc said on Wednesday. Erywan .. Indonesia’s COVID-19 death toll tops 100,000 Jakarta: The death toll from Covid-19 in Indonesia surpassed 100,000 as the country reported nearly 1,750 fatalities on Wednesday. About 40 percent of the coronavirus-related deaths took place since July due to the .. At least 40 dead, 33 injured in road accident in Mali Bamako: At least 40 people have been killed and 33 others injured in a road accident in Mali. The accident occurred 20 kilometres outside the city of Segou, Security Minister Daoud Mohammedine said in a brief statement on .. Ship safe off UAE after boarding group leaves, says British navy group dpa Amman A group of people who boarded a vessel near the coast of the United Arab Emirates have left the ship, a British navy group said on Wednesday, a day after it said there was a potential hijack. “Boarders have left the ..