January 13 As of 3:00 p.m. local time on the 13th, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan has exceeded 300,000.
In order to control the pandemic, the Japanese government plans to restart the state of emergency in seven prefectures of Osaka Prefecture that afternoon.
According to a report by Japan’s Sankei Shimbun on the 13th, a total of 300,532 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Japan, reaching the first 100,000 in 287 days after the first confirmed case was found, from 100,000 to 200,000 cases in 52 days, and only 24 days from 200,000 to 300,000 cases.
After entering the winter, the number of confirmed cases in major cities such as Tokyo has increased explosively.
According to the report, the Japanese government will restart the state of emergency in Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi, Qifu, Fukuoka and Yuki on the afternoon of the 13th, until February 7.
Previously, four capital counties in the capital circle have reopened the state of emergency.
According to previous reports by Japanese media, Japan declared a national state of emergency on April 16, 2020.
After that, due to the slowdown of the pandemic, the national state of emergency was lifted on May 25, 2020.