Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference Thursday in Tokyo, where he declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and neighboring prefectures amid a new surge in COVID-19 cases.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JANUARY 07: Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s prime minister, speaks during a news conference at the prime minister’s official residence on January 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and neighboring three prefectures, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba on Thursday, following the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the region. Tokyo saw 2,447 new cases on January 7, 2021, passing over 2000 per day for the first time. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota – Pool/Getty Images)