The Japanese government is set to formally decide Thursday to end the COVID-19 state of emergency in the Tokyo region on Sunday as planned, having deemed another extension unnecessary as infections have declined from their peak and the strain on hospitals has eased.
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TOKYO — While Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was announcing on March 3 that he intended to extend the state of emergency declaration in effect in Tokyo and three other prefectures in the capital sphere by two weeks, the government’s coronavirus expert advisory board was meeting at the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
The Japanese government extended the COVID-19 state of emergency covering the Tokyo metropolitan area by two weeks on Friday, having decided the situation has not improved enough to end it this weekend as planned.
The government confirmed it will lift the COVID-19 state of emergency early for six prefectures, but the four Tokyo-area prefectures will have to wait until the March 7 deadline.
“We will lift the state of emergency for six prefectures as of Feb. 28,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said at a government task force meeting on the evening of Feb. 26.
Ten prefectures including Tokyo and Osaka will remain under a state of emergency due to COVID-19 through March 7, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to announce Tuesday, in continued efforts to contain the recent surge of infections to a level at which restrictions on economic activities can be lifted.
Alors que l’archipel est confronté à une troisième vague d’infection plus importante que les deux précédentes, les Japonais semblent réticents à suivre les directives gouvernementales, en particulier celles qui restreignent les déplacements.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday expanded the country’s state of emergency to Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi, Gifu, Tochigi and Fukuoka, making the order effective in 11 of Japan’s 47 prefectures
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday declared a second, albeit less comprehensive, state of emergency in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has stretched parts of the nation’s health care system to breaking point.
Confronté à une accélération du nombre d’infections, le gouvernement nippon demande à la population de sa capitale de restreindre ses mouvements et ses sorties pendant un mois. Les restaurants fermeront à 20 heures et les entreprises vont encourager le télétravail.
Each day that Tokyo has surpassed its own record for new cases of COVID-19, more often than not the country has as well. On Wednesday, the capital reported an unprecedented 1,591 cases, and as of the evening new cases nationwide had passed 6,000 for the first time.
With numbers of new COVID-19 cases across the Tokyo region surging to record levels, the government is expected to announce a state of emergency this week for the capital and three adjacent prefectures.
TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government is poised to declare a state of emergency for the second time in the COVID-19 pandemic, possibly this week, to combat surging cases in Tokyo and surrounding areas, Nikkei learned on Monday.
Japan’s stance against declaring another state of emergency appears to be shifting, as coronavirus infections fueled by the onset of cold weather showed no signs of abating even after the country stepped up containment measures.
Les 437 nouveaux cas de contamination à Tokyo le 31 juillet relancent les critiques sur les incohérences du gouvernement central en matière de gestion de la crise sanitaire.
Epargné de la contagion exponentielle du Covid-19 qu’a connue l’Europe et que connaissent toujours les Etats-Unis, le Japon est confronté depuis une quinzaine de jours à une recrudescence alarmante du nombre des personnes contaminées.
“Revising the law is necessary for our intended results to become reality,” Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said during an interview with The Japan Times. “Legal authority and financial resources — the central government needs to define and clarify these things.”