Nationwide cases of COVID-19 surpassed 10,000 for the first time Thursday as the central government prepared to expand the country’s ongoing state of emergency to Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures.
Étiqueté : état d'urgence
Face à l’augmentation du nombre de cas de Covid-19 dans le pays, le gouvernement a décidé de remettre en place l’état d’urgence et de fermer la grande majorité des épreuves au public. Des décisions qui irritent.
Inquiet de la diffusion du variant Delta, le gouvernement va remettre en place, dès lundi prochain, des restrictions sur les restaurants et les établissements de nuit. Il pourrait revoir encore la baisse le nombre de spectateurs dans les enceintes des JO qui débuteront le 23 juillet.
The Japanese government plans to declare another COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo amid a resurgence of infections just over two weeks before the Summer Olympics open in the capital, a senior official with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced Thursday the country’s state of emergency will be lifted on Sunday in all but Okinawa Prefecture, as cases continue to decline nationwide and the fourth wave of the pandemic appears to have crested weeks ago.
Satisfait du ralentissement de l’épidémie de Covid-19, Tokyo ne va maintenir que quelques restrictions sur les établissements servant de l’alcool. Le pays se donne encore quelques jours avant de confirmer que les spectateurs seront accueillis, en nombres limités, sur les sites olympiques.
As Japan nears the planned end of its third state of emergency, infectious disease experts warn that a fourth declaration in Tokyo could be right around the corner. A team of scientists led by Hiroshi Nishiura, a member of the health ministry’s expert panel on the virus, projected that a fourth state of emergency in the capital may become necessary in August if the current emergency is lifted on June 20.
The Japanese government plans to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency set to expire at the end of May in Tokyo and eight prefectures to June 20, a senior official said Thursday.
Japan is set to expand a state of emergency to cover the southern island of Okinawa on Friday, just as it approved two more novel coronavirus vaccines to speed up its lagging inoculation campaign.
Declaration widens to Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima prefectures
TOKYO — Japan announced on Friday that it will expand its coronavirus state of emergency to include three more prefectures as the nation struggles to contain rising infections, casting further doubt over the Tokyo Olympics 70 days ahead of their scheduled opening.
A “ho-hum” attitude was expressed among commuters, businesses and the general public on the first day of the extended state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many said the declaration has no effect on their lives. Some were elated that the government allowed for an easing of anti-virus measures, but others questioned if those relaxed rules were sending a mixed signal on the seriousness of the novel coronavirus situation.
Le gouvernement japonais a prolongé vendredi jusqu’à fin mai l’état d’urgence dans plusieurs de ses départements, dont celui de Tokyo, qui doit accueillir les Jeux olympiques cet été. Une majorité de Japonais s’opposent à la tenue de l’évènement au vu de la situation sanitaire.
The rapid spread of new and more contagious coronavirus variants across Japan, including in the Tokyo metropolitan area, is renewing fears that a further rise could push the medical system in the capital to the brink of collapse.
Three of the four prefectures under the new coronavirus state of emergency saw record numbers of cases for a Monday as the nationwide death toll linked to COVID-19 hit a grim milestone, surpassing 10,000 fatalities later in the evening.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to declare states of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures on Friday as the country resorts to contingency measures to contain a fourth wave of the coronavirus.