Japanese business leaders and a Nobel-prizewinning biologist called upon the government to reform its vaccination programme, including allowing drive-through inoculations, as the nation struggles to contain a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Government tightens curbs for big cities to ensure ‘safe and secure’ games
TOKYO — Japan declared on Friday a new state of emergency for Tokyo and three other prefectures. The decision comes just three months before the July 23 opening of the Tokyo Olympics and attempts to make the games “safe and secure,” as surging coronavirus cases cloud the event.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Thursday he intends to designate Tokyo for stronger measures to combat COVID-19 amid a sharp rebound in infections and mounting pressure on hospitals.
The Japanese government has decided to allow Osaka, Hyogo and Miyagi prefectures to take stricter measures against the novel coronavirus as they have been hit by a resurgence in new infections, officials said Thursday.
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.
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.
TOKYO — The Japanese government has begun preparations to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer without accepting overseas spectators.
The first doses of Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine will begin to be administered to 40,000 essential workers across 100 medical facilities on Wednesday, Taro Kono, the Cabinet minister in charge of vaccines, said during a news conference Tuesday.
TOKYO — Japan begins inoculating medical workers against the coronavirus Wednesday, two months behind the U.K. and the U.S., after the government gave its first green light to a vaccine.
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.
When lawmaker Yoko Kamikawa joined the Cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in September as justice minister, replacing her fellow Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Masako Mori, she took up the challenge of restoring public trust in the justice system.
Taro Kono, newly appointed as minister in charge of rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, said Tuesday he would tackle the challenge with a complicated logistics plan to deliver an effective blitz of vaccinations quickly.
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