Vaccinations of people 65 or older against the novel coronavirus started in a limited number of municipalities in Japan on April 12 amid calls to the central government to increase the supply of doses.
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Highly infectious strain of coronavirus first identified in the U.K. — N501Y — now accounts for a third of new infections
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday approved stricter measures to stamp out soaring coronavirus cases for Tokyo, Okinawa and Kyoto — effective Monday — as variants pose a fresh threat to a public already frazzled by monthslong restrictions.
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.
If coronavirus variants continue spreading, Tokyo infection numbers could outstrip previous surges even with vaccinations being administered, according to estimates by a disease modeling specialist at Japan’s University of Tsukuba.
The Tokyo Summer Olympics has survived being postponed, a mountain of scandal and bad publicity. Now comes the real challenge: pulling off the world’s biggest sporting event safely in the middle of a pandemic.
The spread of variant COVID-19 strains shows no signs of abating in Japan, with the number of people infected with the mutant strains totaling 549 by March 23, or 649 if airport testing is included, according to a tally released by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on March 24.
Les organisateurs des Jeux de Tokyo 2020 veulent démontrer à une population sceptique qu’ils peuvent organiser, malgré la pandémie de Covid-19, une compétition en toute sécurité. Les 10.000 relayeurs vont courir dans un cadre ultra-protégé et souvent sans public.
The organizing bodies of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics formally decided Saturday that this summer’s games will be staged without overseas spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga received his first dose of Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday as he prepares to visit the United States next month for a meeting with President Joe Biden.
When working as a physician at a hospital in Tokyo, Tatsunori Jo often felt it was difficult for foreigners to receive the same level of medical services as Japanese people due to language barriers.
Japan company’s design can yield at least one more dose from every vial
TOKYO — Japanese medical equipment maker Terumo in the next 12 months plans to make 20 million syringes that can pull one or two extra doses out of each Pfizer vaccine vial, Nikkei has learned, with the company intent on beginning mass production by the end of this month.
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.