Friday, May 7 The Japanese government announced that due to the COVID wave, they will extend the state of emergency statutes in Tokyo and other areas until May 31 next year.. It should be noted that this Asian country is one of the least vaccinated countries in the world.
Why did Japan extend the state of emergency?
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that they will extend the state of emergency due to the COVID wave that the country is currently experiencing. Although some people believe that this is an attempt to give the people a sense of security, they have been boycotting the next Olympic Games in recent days..
In the past, the Japanese nation avoided imposing strict restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus and previous emergency declarations There is almost no impact, because both individuals and businesses can ignore hygiene measures.
However, although these measures were taken when the public showed more annoyance and less willingness to cooperate, these measures have now been strengthened. This may cause the measures taken by the Japanese government to be less effective.
What is the current situation in Japan?
This Friday, only two days after the end of the “Golden Week” holiday, Tokyo confirmed 907 new COVID casesThis number is higher than the 635 people in the Japanese capital when a state of emergency began a month ago.
On the other hand, authorities and experts pointed out that due to the closure of many medical centers and hospitals, fewer tests may be conducted during the holidays. They also warned that the number of infections during and after the holidays may reflect the reality that Japan is experiencing..
*Information from Associated Press
In the face of the COVID wave, Japan’s entry on expanding the state of emergency was published on Sopitas.com for the first time.