The number of newly confirmed new crown cases in Japan for 3 consecutive days hits a record high
Data shows that Tokyo has newly confirmed more than 500 cases for two consecutive days and 522 new cases on the 20th; Osaka Prefecture has newly confirmed more than 300 cases for two consecutive days and 370 new cases on the 20th. A record high; 304 new cases were added in Hokkaido. According to statistics from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare on the 20th, 108,423 of the confirmed cases in Japan have been discharged from hospital or ended isolation, and there are currently 291 severely ill patients.
The Prime Minister of Japan Suga Yoshihide said on the 20th that the country’s new confirmed cases in a single day exceeded 2,000 in consecutive days. Take”maximum vigilance.” The Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Katsunobu Kato said on the same day that the current epidemic situation has not yet reached the time when a state of emergency is declared.
The tourism and catering subsidies introduced by the Japanese government to stimulate consumption are believed to contribute to the rebound of the epidemic. According to media reports, the Japanese government’s new crown virus countermeasure subcommittee (expert group) held a meeting on the evening of the 20th to propose to the government to adjust related policies. If some areas are severely affected, relevant activities can be suspended for 3 weeks.
Japan’s three-day”small long holiday” started on the 21st. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike urged on the 20th that elderly people who are more likely to suffer from severe illness to reduce their activities from the 21st. Toshio Nakagawa, president of the Japanese Medical Association, also urged people not to underestimate the epidemic, and people in areas with milder epidemics during vacations should try not to go to areas with severe epidemics.