Tokyo reports 1,502 new cases of coronavirus

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 1,502 new cases of the coronavirus in the Japanese capital on Thursday.

The daily tally in Tokyo has exceeded 1,000 for two days in a row.

This is Tokyo's second highest figure for a Thursday. A record daily tally of 2,447 infections was reported last Thursday.

The number of people who have tested positive in Tokyo now stands at 80,068.