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.
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TOKYO — The Mainichi Shimbun reported in May how doctors at a metropolitan government-run hospital designated for infectious disease care had been forced to work overtime far above the « death by overwork » recognition threshold (an average of 80 hours a month over multiple months) to respond to COVID-19 patients.
Japan opened state-run mass coronavirus vaccination centers on Monday in Tokyo and Osaka in a bid to accelerate an inoculation program that has lagged far behind other developed countries with just two months remaining before staging the Olympics.
The Japanese Ministry of Defense began taking online reservations for large-scale coronavirus vaccinations for elderly residents in Tokyo and Osaka Prefecture on May 17, ahead of the opening of two mass inoculation centers in those areas on May 24.
Le gouvernement japonais a prolongé vendredi jusqu’à fin mai l’état d’urgence dans plusieurs de ses départements, dont celui de Tokyo, qui doit accueillir les Jeux olympiques cet été. Une majorité de Japonais s’opposent à la tenue de l’évènement au vu de la situation sanitaire.
The rapid spread of new and more contagious coronavirus variants across Japan, including in the Tokyo metropolitan area, is renewing fears that a further rise could push the medical system in the capital to the brink of collapse.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to declare states of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures on Friday as the country resorts to contingency measures to contain a fourth wave of the coronavirus.
Government tightens curbs for big cities to ensure ‘safe and secure’ games
TOKYO — Japan declared on Friday a new state of emergency for Tokyo and three other prefectures. The decision comes just three months before the July 23 opening of the Tokyo Olympics and attempts to make the games « safe and secure, » as surging coronavirus cases cloud the event.
Tout en soutenant la tenue des Jeux, le numéro 2 du parti au pouvoir estime qu’ils ne doivent en aucun cas se transformer en un grand foyer d’infections au Covid-19. Le pays affronte actuellement sa quatrième vague de contaminations avec près de 4.000 nouveaux cas positifs identifiés chaque jour.
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 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.
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.