Most networks gave top play to reports that Tokyo confirmed 47 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, saying that 18 of the patients are employed at the same “host club” in Shinjuku, Tokyo, and 14 others are also connected to nightlife establishments. This is reportedly the first time for the number of new cases in one day to exceed 40 in Tokyo since May 5. Meanwhile, TBS reported that both Prime Minister Abe and Tokyo Governor Koike stressed that the high number is the result of active PCR testing in places where cluster infections are suspected. Fuji TV led with a report that a man was arrested on Sunday after wielding a knife in Kabukicho, Shinjuku.
No papers were published today due to a press holiday.