The government has declared a state of emergency until August 31 to stop the increase in cases of the corona virus in Japan. The state of emergency will apply to the prefectures of Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka and Okinawa. In addition to these states, the prefectures of Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Kyoto, Hyogo and Fukuoka will also prioritize measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Currently, the Olympic Games are held in Tokyo, attended by thousands of top players from all over the world.
Japanese prime minister’s office tweeted
Japanese Prime Minister Karyalan tweeted that the Japanese government has implemented a declaration of state of emergency in the prefectures of Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka and Okinawa until August 31. In addition, the prefectures of Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Kyoto, Hyogo and Fukuoka are implementing priority measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Tokyo and Okinawa already have a state of emergency that was due to end on August 22.
Corona ravages in Japan at an all-time high
Japanese media NHK World reported that the government made the move in light of the rapidly increasing cases of the corona virus across the country. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 3,865 new cases on July 29, up from 10,699 new cases that day across Japan. These two figures are the highest since the start of the pandemic. Despite all the government’s precautionary measures, the pace of the corona infection in Japan is not slowing down.
Japanese Prime Minister gave information
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that for the period up to August 31, we have implemented an emergency declaration in the prefectures of Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka and Okinawa, and in the prefectures of Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Kyoto, Hyogo and Fukuoka. decided to implement priority measures to contain the spread.
Decision taken for the Paralympic Games
According to the report, the previously declared state of emergency in Tokyo and Okinawa was due to end on August 22. These restrictions were implemented with the Olympic and Obon vacations in mind. But, now the situation has worsened due to the rapid increase in cases. Now, after the Olympic Games have ended, the Paralympic Games will also be held in Tokyo, which will start from August 24 to September 5.