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Red alert


The Tower of Sun in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, is lit up in red on Wednesday night, after the prefecture logged a record 878 new cases of coronavirus the same day. The "red alert" signifies a medical state of emergency due to the increased strain on the prefecture's health care system.

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Is that a signal? About numbers of covid-19?

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Embarrassed, the Tower of the Sun throws its arms up in exasperation.

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And a few hundred meters from there, thousands of people are shopping and eating indoors at LaLaPort Expo City.

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Looks like a cool new Godzilla version, doesn’t it, if you quickly look at it or are someone who wouldn’t know that it is the ‘sun’ from the former Osaka Expo park.

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