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The governor of Tokyo, Japan, said that the epidemic was “very serious” and called on the public to “quietly” the New Year’s Eve.

The governor of Tokyo, Japan, said that the epidemic was "very serious" and called on the public to "quietly" the New Year's Eve.

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In the face of the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in Tokyo and the shortage of medical resources, Yuriko Koike, the governor of Tokyo, said at a temporary press conference held on the 30th local time that the situation in Tokyo was “very serious” and called on people to spend the New Year’s holiday at home “quietly”.

According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) on the 30th, Yuriko Koike said that the third wave of the epidemic is hitting on an unprecedented scale, and the situation in Tokyo is very serious at present.

She said at the press conference, “I must confirm that we are currently facing situations whenever the epidemic occurs, no matter who is infected. The situation is getting worse and worse. This New Year’s holiday will be a watershed to determine whether the epidemic will continue to spread.

In addition, Xiaochi also suggested at the press conference that people stay at home as much as possible during the New Year’s Eve holiday, reduce going out, do not eat together, do not participate in activities.

Koike said that some young people think that they are still young and that they won’t have much problem getting the coronavirus, which is a wrong idea.” Please don’t underestimate COVID-19 and in order to protect your future, I suggest that everyone follow the government’s advice.” She said.

After the discovery of the spread of mutant coronavirus in the United Kingdom and other places, Japan also found mutant coronavirus infections at airports and Tokyo.

In order to prevent the further spread of the virus in Japan, the Japanese government has decided to impose strict entry restrictions. From December 28 this year to the end of January 2021, in principle, the entry of people from various countries and regions around the world will be suspended, restricted to foreigners who apply for entry into Japan.

Japanese nationals and foreigners with Japanese retention qualifications will still be allowed to enter the country, but the previously implemented conditional exemption from quarantine for two weeks after returning home. The measures of the period have been cancelled.

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