1. As coronavirus mutates, countries scramble to put up defenses  Nikkei Asia
  2. Japan expands state of emergency as coronavirus cases soar but many say it is too late  ABC News
  3. The coronavirus variants: What you need to know  Axios
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TOKYO -- First identified in the U.K. late last year, a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 has now been confirmed in 49 countries and regioBrazil variant joins UK and South African forms confronting authorities from Asia to US

As coronavirus mutates, countries scramble to put up defenses - Nikkei Asia

The threat of Japan's hospital system collapsing amid surging coronavirus cases forces Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to expand a state of emergency so it covers about 55 per cent of the country.The threat of Japan's hospital system collapsing amid surging coronavirus cases forces Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to expand a state of emergency so it covers about 55 per cent of the country.

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Viruses mutate and evolve and the coronavirus is no different.Viruses mutate and evolve and the coronavirus is no different.

The coronavirus variants: What you need to know - Axios