NAHA–Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki said he is considering asking the central government to declare pre-emergency measures to stem the latest surge in novel coronavirus infections in the prefecture. Tamaki told a news conference on Jan. 4 that he believes the sixth wave of COVID-19 has already hit Okinawa Prefecture.
Étiqueté : Okinawa
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.
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.
Les autorités locales estiment que les marines installés à Okinawa et à Iwakuni ne respectent pas suffisamment les procédures pour contenir les contaminations.
The U.S. military in Japan on Friday announced that all arriving Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) personnel must undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing prior to release from 14 days of quarantine.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and the United States are sharing information about coronavirus infections at U.S. military bases after an outbreak provoked ire in the southernmost prefecture of Okinawa, a top Japanese official said on Monday.