Once again, Japan enters a state of uncertainty after declaring the extension of the state of emergency due to New outbreaks of COVID-19 in many of its provinces.
The state of emergency in Japan due to the coronavirus has been extended in various parts of the country, including Tokyo and Osaka, as of September 30, the archipelago government informed.
The extension begins on Monday 19 of 47 Japanese prefectures. In Miyagi and Okayama Prefectures, the state of emergency has been lifted. But there are now extensive measures in place against infection, as in six other provinces. These measures will continue until the end of the month.
The government has reported that it plans to provide support to the medical system through measures such as ensuring greater availability of hospital beds for coronavirus patients. In addition, he plans to open more places where people live COVID-19 can receive treatment, including giving oxygen.
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The government also urged citizens to refrain from traveling to Other provinces, in anticipation of two public holidays next week.
The Minister of Economic Recovery and Response to the Coronavirus, Nishimura Yasutoshi, noted the decrease in the daily numbers of new infections, But the number of patients with severe symptoms is still above 2,000, which continues to put a huge strain on the medical system, according to their estimates for the NHK..
Nishimura added that more than 50% of Japan’s population has received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The central government plans to continue advancing the vaccination campaign and maintain infection control measures in cooperation with local governments, in order to lift the state of emergency at the end of the month, as planned.
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