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.
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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.
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.
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.
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More than 15% of hospitals saw nurses and assistant nurses quit, giving as reasons changes in their work environment and the risk of COVID-19 infection, according to a survey released by the Japanese Nursing Association on Tuesday.
Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura said Monday he has asked the central government to send nurses from the Self-Defense Forces to the western Japan prefecture due to a shortage of healthcare workers attending to patients suffering severe coronavirus cases.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday maintained the government’s “Go To Travel” campaign to support domestic tourism despite calls for the declaration of another state of emergency amid a resurgence of novel coronavirus infections in Japan.
Japan on Thursday confirmed 1,660 new cases of coronavirus, a record daily high since the outbreak of the virus earlier this year, amid signs of what some health experts refer to as a possible “third wave” of infections as the winter season approaches.
Japan will lift its entry ban on foreign travelers from China, South Korea, six other countries and Taiwan from November for non-tourist arrivals, government officials said Friday, as it gradually eases COVID-19 travel restrictions in a bid to revive its battered economy.
Members of the public in Japan will be given a dose of vaccine against the novel coronavirus for free, according to a health ministry policy approved Friday by its advisory panel, in a bid to curb serious and fatal cases of infection.