July 28, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 3,177 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Wednesday. Tokyo marked a record daily high for two days in a row, following Tuesday’s tally of 2,848. 2. A Tokyo Olympic official has said the organizers of the Games are committed to making them safe and reliable for people in the city and Japan amid a record surge of coronavirus cases in the capital. 3. U.S. health authorities have changed tack and are now recommending that people who are fully vaccinated also wear masks indoors in areas where coronavirus infections are spreading. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on Tuesday, targeting 39 states and regions including Washington D.C., New York and Los Angeles. Earlier in May, the CDC said the fully vaccinated will no longer need to wear masks in principle.