Despite the number of new COVID-19 cases trending downward nationally, hospital bed occupancy rates in nine prefectures still top 50 percent, making it unsafe to lift the state of emergency there, health experts said on Sept. 16.
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The government on Thursday announced a pandemic exit strategy that will ease restrictions on travel, dining and public events for vaccinated people in a bid to reignite the economy, restore public morale and incentivize inoculations.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s administration gave its final approval on Sept. 9 for extending the current state of emergency declared over the latest phase of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The first case in Japan involving a new mutation of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus — of which only eight cases have been reported so far worldwide — has been confirmed, according to researchers.
Young people standing in a long line is a common sight in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, but this time they weren’t waiting to buy concert tickets or a trendy new beverage. Instead, they were waiting at a special COVID-19 vaccination center set up for young people by the Tokyo metropolitan government on Aug. 27.
Une enquête est en cours après des signalements de corps étrangers dans des tubes de vaccins scellés provenant de lots spécifiques. Les autorités sanitaires nippones mettent en place un dispositif alternatif de distribution de sérums, pour ne pas entraver la campagne de vaccination.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced Wednesday that the country’s state of emergency will be expanded from 13 prefectures to 21, broadening the nation’s strictest measure for a third time as the current coronavirus wave worsens.
La recrudescence épidémique a contraint les autorités à prolonger l’état d’urgence sanitaire, alors que les Japonais dans leur majorité s’opposent à l’événement.
La troisième puissance économique mondiale a été largement félicitée à l’étranger pour la tenue des JO en pleine pandémie. Et depuis ? Des ambulances tournent en rond sans trouver d’hôpital d’accueil pour des malades Covid-19. Le système médical est à terre.
Forty of Japan’s 47 prefectures are now in the most serious Stage 4 level of “explosive growth” in novel coronavirus infections.
What began in late June as a COVID-19 rebound in Tokyo has escalated within weeks into a nationwide surge, forcing the central government to enact the country’s strictest measures in more than a dozen of its largest prefectures.
The Tokyo metropolitan area’s health care system is rapidly becoming strained, as a shortage of medical staff is making it increasingly difficult for hospitals and quarantine facilities to take in more people with COVID-19.
Hospital beds for COVID-19 patients are increasingly in short supply as the rapidly growing outbreak in the Tokyo metropolitan region continues to inundate the local health care system with new cases.
Before the Olympics began, Japan had feared that the 2020 Games, with thousands of officials, media and athletes descending on Tokyo in the middle of a pandemic, might spread COVID-19, introduce new variants and overwhelm the medical system.
For many Japanese, an air of unreality hung over the Tokyo Olympics, held under the shadow of a once-in-a-century global pandemic.