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Tokyo plans to raise the pandemic alert level to the highest level

by YCPress

Japanese Media:Tokyo plans to raise the pandemic alert level to the highest level

According to Reuters, citing a report from the Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, Tokyo is planning to raise the pandemic alert to the highest level due to the rise in positive cases of Coronavirus in the Japanese capital Tokyo. The fourth level.

The newspaper quoted several anonymous sources as saying that as part of this move, the Tokyo city government is considering asking some companies to shorten working hours. According to the Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, the official will announce the news on the 19th.

Due to the continuous decline in the number of confirmed cases, Tokyo reduced the pandemic alert level to the second highest level on September 10. However, since the beginning of this month, the number of newly diagnosed cases has been on the rise. Last week, the number of new diagnoses in a single day reached the highest record in three months-393 cases.

The report said that despite this, compared with the number of infections and deaths in many Western countries, the situation in Japan is relatively less serious. Up to now, Japan has reported a total of 121,000 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia and 1,920 deaths. The number of people tested is also much lower than that of Western countries. Tokyo has a population of about 140,000 and only a few thousand tests per day.

The Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun daily reported that Tokyo has maintained the second highest level of vigilance for medical preparations, indicating that there is still a need to increase production capacity, but the situation is not very tense. According to Tokyo’s official website, 1281 patients with new coronary pneumonia are currently hospitalized in the city, and there are 2640 hospital beds in the city.