Chinanews.com, January 16th – Comprehensive Japanese media reported on the 16th that the pandemic situation in Japan continues to be severe. Among them, a cluster infection occurred in a hospital in Saitama Prefecture, which has diagnosed a total of 310 people, including patients and staff, and 31 deaths.
In response to the pandemic, the Japanese government has further intensified its prevention and control efforts. The number of areas targeted by the emergency declaration, including 1 metropolitan and 3 counties in the capital circle, increased to 11.
According to the “Central News Agency”, Toda Central General Hospital in Toda City detected the first confirmed infection of COVID-19 in November 2020, and then confirmed cases.
As of January 14, 2021, as many as 310 people, including patients and staff, have been diagnosed, of which 31 of the hospitalized patients have died.
Toda Central General Hospital was designated as a stronghold hospital in the disaster relief of the central government of Japan, but due to nosocomial infection, the admission of patients and emergency treatment are currently suspended.
The Saitama Prefecture government is investigating the cause of the expansion of infection in the hospital.
A few days ago, the Saitama Prefecture Government and the Prevention of Aggregation and Infection Group of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare set up a joint pandemic prevention team to guide Toda Central General Hospital in pandemic prevention, hoping to assist the hospital to restore medical functions.
Saitama Prefecture Government expressed the hope that the central government can support the hospital to resume its medical functions as soon as possible and maintain the regional medical system.
At present, in response to the pandemic, the Japanese government has also included Osaka Prefecture and Aichi Prefecture in the areas of emergency declaration.
The number of areas targeted by the emergency declaration, including 1 metropolitan and 3 counties in the capital circle, increased to 11. The measure has ushered in its first weekend, but the infection situation is still very serious, mainly in large cities.
The Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported that the Japanese government said that compared with the issuance of the emergency declaration in the spring of 2020, the flow of people in the above 11 regions has not decreased.
The Japanese government further calls on the public to try to control unnecessary and unnecessary outings, and young people should strengthen the implementation of infection prevention countermeasures.
On the other hand, regarding the revision of the law on special measures against the pandemic, the Japanese government is scheduled to show the contents of the bill to the ruling party next week.
Adjustments are being made to operators who do not comply with orders such as shortening business hours will be subject to administrative fines, and the maximum fine after the declaration of emergency is 500,000 yen.