Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga met with Pfizer Inc. CEO Albert Bourla in Tokyo on Friday and asked the U.S. firm to bring forward some of its COVID-19 vaccine deliveries planned for this fall in the face of concerns in the country about a supply shortage, officials said.
Japan’s daily rate of coronavirus vaccinations has reached a crucial milestone of 1 million, government data showed on Wednesday, as authorities scramble to recover lost time in inoculating the population.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga signaled Wednesday that all residents wishing to be vaccinated will be able to receive their shots by November, a bold declaration as his administration seeks to reassure the public that the pandemic’s end is near in the country ahead of a looming general election.
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.
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.
À moins de six mois de l’ouverture prévue des Jeux olympiques de Tokyo, le gouvernement nippon a prolongé ce mardi l’état d’urgence lié au coronavirus à Tokyo et dans d’autres régions du Japon. Le pays n’a toujours pas annoncé le calendrier précis de sa campagne de vaccination, et aucun des vaccins disponibles en Europe n’a encore été approuvé. Un ministre japonais critique le contrôle des exportations par l’Union européenne.
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.
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
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday declared a second, albeit less comprehensive, state of emergency in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has stretched parts of the nation’s health care system to breaking point.
Confronté à une accélération du nombre d’infections, le gouvernement nippon demande à la population de sa capitale de restreindre ses mouvements et ses sorties pendant un mois. Les restaurants fermeront à 20 heures et les entreprises vont encourager le télétravail.
With numbers of new COVID-19 cases across the Tokyo region surging to record levels, the government is expected to announce a state of emergency this week for the capital and three adjacent prefectures.
TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government is poised to declare a state of emergency for the second time in the COVID-19 pandemic, possibly this week, to combat surging cases in Tokyo and surrounding areas, Nikkei learned on Monday.
Japan’s stance against declaring another state of emergency appears to be shifting, as coronavirus infections fueled by the onset of cold weather showed no signs of abating even after the country stepped up containment measures.