Japan raises the epidemic alert again! Tokyo sets the epidemic alert level to the highest
“The situation is quite serious.” On July 15, the Governor of Tokyo Koike Yuriko said at the press conference. After newly diagnosed cases with new crowns increased at a three-digit rate for more than a week, Tokyo, Japan finally raised the alarm again, and the local government announced in the afternoon of July 15 that it would raise the epidemic alert level to the highest level, which is the fourth level. strong>.
(live broadcast of the conference)
Since the state of emergency was lifted from the end of May, the epidemic situation in Japan has rebounded severely since the end of June to the beginning of July, and a recent peak of 430 new cases was created on July 10.
Among them, Tokyo is particularly serious. Since July, the number of new cases in Tokyo has maintained a three-digit growth rate. Among them, more than 200 cases have been added on consecutive days in the four days to July 12. . In the week ending July 14, the daily average number of new cases was 173.7, which was 1.5 times of the previous week, and 77.3 of the daily average new cases were unknown. This number was the previous week’s Nearly 2 times. Based on the expansion of the above infection, the Tokyo government decided to raise it to the highest alert level.
Because Tokyo’s current number of new crown hospitalizations has doubled from last week, the government has also raised the alert level of the medical system to the third level, which is”necessary strengthening.”
Yoko Koike appealed to the public to actively cooperate with the epidemic prevention, and not to go to businesses that do not strictly adhere to the epidemic prevention guidelines, especially for dining and nightlife. Call on the elderly and patients with basic diseases to go out to strengthen prevention; there is no need to cross-regional activities. For merchants, she requires strict compliance with the government’s anti-epidemic guidelines and do routine anti-epidemic measures such as temperature measurement and disinfection; if necessary, staff should do nucleic acid testing.
On the same day, Japan’s economic regeneration director, Nishimura Kangmin, said at the House Budget Committee that if a business fails to comply with the epidemic prevention guidelines, it considers requiring it to suspend business.
The headache for the local government is that the biggest source of this wave of rebound is the night pick-up industry such as nightclubs, concentrated in Tokyo’s Shinjuku and Ikebukuro area. In order to control the spread of the epidemic, on July 9, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government finalized a countermeasure to require the infected merchants to temporarily suspend business. If they are willing to suspend business for more than 10 days, they can receive a subsidy of 500,000 yen. On the same day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government also held an expert meeting and decided to ensure 3,000 beds and strengthen the medical system to deal with the rebound of the epidemic.
At present, infected people in Japan have begun to spread from young people to more than just nighttime entertainment venues. Infected people are transmitted to the elderly through homes, dinners and workplaces. In addition, it has already spread to the surrounding areas. The Japanese capital circle has always had a frequent flow of people. This wave of rebound has continued to spread outwards around the entertainment venues in Tokyo, forming a propagation chain in the capital circle.
Earlier today, the Bank of Japan announced the latest interest rate decision, deciding to maintain the current policy, but in its simultaneous release of the Bank of Japan’s quarterly economic outlook report, it expressed the risk of the second wave of outbreaks. Worried, saying that if the impact of the epidemic is further long-term, it will not only affect the growth rate, but also affect the expectations of enterprises and individuals for future growth.
Responsible Editor Li Jianhua Intern Li Geli
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