The slow COVID-19 booster rollout in Japan is expected to accelerate in February, its third month, after the first two months ended with less than 4% of all residents in the country having received their third shot — less than a third of the government’s target.
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The Japanese government is nearing a decision to declare a quasi-state of emergency for Tokyo and three nearby prefectures amid a rapid increase in the number of novel coronavirus cases in the region, a government source said Monday.
Young people standing in a long line is a common sight in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, but this time they weren’t waiting to buy concert tickets or a trendy new beverage. Instead, they were waiting at a special COVID-19 vaccination center set up for young people by the Tokyo metropolitan government on Aug. 27.
La recrudescence épidémique a contraint les autorités à prolonger l’état d’urgence sanitaire, alors que les Japonais dans leur majorité s’opposent à l’événement.
The Tokyo metropolitan area’s health care system is rapidly becoming strained, as a shortage of medical staff is making it increasingly difficult for hospitals and quarantine facilities to take in more people with COVID-19.
Hospital beds for COVID-19 patients are increasingly in short supply as the rapidly growing outbreak in the Tokyo metropolitan region continues to inundate the local health care system with new cases.
Nationwide cases of COVID-19 surpassed 10,000 for the first time Thursday as the central government prepared to expand the country’s ongoing state of emergency to Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures.
Tokyo reported a record 2,848 daily coronavirus infections on Tuesday, four days after the opening of the Olympics, with health experts warning that the worst is yet to come.
Coronavirus patients and gold medalists continue to emerge everyday in Japan, but one of these groups is garnering more attention than the other as virus concerns are sidelined by the excitement of the Tokyo Games.
NARITA, Chiba — As foreign Olympic delegations arrive in Japan one after another ahead of the games’ opening on July 23, a “bubble system” to separate them from outside parties to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is showing its own limits, with some athletes coming close to general travelers at an airport and fans asking for autographs from delegates.
Face à l’augmentation du nombre de cas de Covid-19 dans le pays, le gouvernement a décidé de remettre en place l’état d’urgence et de fermer la grande majorité des épreuves au public. Des décisions qui irritent.
Inquiet de la diffusion du variant Delta, le gouvernement va remettre en place, dès lundi prochain, des restrictions sur les restaurants et les établissements de nuit. Il pourrait revoir encore la baisse le nombre de spectateurs dans les enceintes des JO qui débuteront le 23 juillet.
The Japanese government plans to declare another COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo amid a resurgence of infections just over two weeks before the Summer Olympics open in the capital, a senior official with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday.
TOKYO — Experts believe that Tokyo is experiencing a COVID-19 rebound as the number of new coronavirus cases has continued to increase for three straight weeks when compared on a week-by-week basis.
A top Japanese virologist and government adviser has said there was a risk of spreading COVID-19 infections during the Tokyo Olympics, the Times of London reported on Tuesday, the latest high-profile warning about the global sporting showpiece.