January 2 – In view of the serious situation of the COVID-19 epidemic and the rapid increase in confirmed cases in Tokyo, Japan, relevant people revealed that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government intends to call on the central government to issue an “emergency declaration” on the afternoon of January 2.
It is reported that there are currently seven cases of mutant COVID-19 in Japan, and there is the first case of human-to-human transmission in China.
In order to prevent the spread of mutant virus, on the evening of the 26th local time, the Japanese government announced that it would suspend new arrivals worldwide from December 28 to the end of January next year. The picture shows Tokyo International Airport in Japan.
It is reported that on January 1st, local time, 783 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Tokyo. Among the newly confirmed infections, the youngest is less than 10 years old and the oldest is over 90 years old.
The previous day, the number of new confirmed cases in Tokyo reached 1,337, exceeding the 1,000 mark for the first time.
The relevant person in charge of Tokyo said: “The number of new infections on January 1 seems to be about half less than on December 31, but the number of nearly 800 cases during the New Year holiday is quite alarming.
The epidemic has not improved, and I hope everyone will continue to take an adequate response.
According to the report, although the Tokyo Metropolitan Government requires restaurants to close at 10:00 p.m. every day, it has not had much effect from the status quo, so it decided to call on the central government to publish an “emergency declaration” with a view to offering a stronger epidemic prevention response.
The Japanese government issued the “Declaration of Emergency” in stages in April 2020, which was completely lifted on May 25 of the same year.