January 4th. According to Nippon Television on the 4th, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on the same day that Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures in the Japanese capital will enter a state of emergency again, and the government is rushing to make adjustments.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologizes to the people for the inconvenience of the government’s response
January 4th. On the 3rd local time, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologized to the people for the government’s response to Coronavirus pandemic in a radio program, saying, “(The government’s response to the pandemic) really made the people feel inconvenient. And not free”.
According to Kyodo News on the 3rd, the radio program broadcast that day was recorded on December 18, 2020. Yoshihide Suga not only apologized for the government’s anti-pandemic measures in the program, but also said that he would improve Coronavirus pandemic vaccination system as soon as possible.
In addition, Yoshihide Suga said that under the current situation, the succession of the royal family “should give priority to male lineage”. Regarding the restoration of the imperial status of male males of the former palace family (the former imperial family), Yoshihide Suga responded that “it is inconvenient to speak on my position.”
Yoshihide Suga: Japan strives to administer Coronavirus vaccine from the end of February
January 4th. According to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), on the morning of January 4th local time, regarding the issue of Coronavirus vaccination, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stated that the government is making relevant preparations and striving to start from the end of February. Implement vaccination.
According to reports, Yoshihide Suga stated that the Japanese government has asked US vaccine companies to advance the date of collection of clinical trial results from February to January.
Yoshihide Suga said that after the collection of clinical data, the government will advance the review of vaccine safety and effectiveness, and strive to implement vaccination work from late February.
Yoshihide Suga also stated that priority will be given to medical staff, the elderly, and nursing home practitioners. At the same time, he also said, “I will also take the lead in getting the vaccine.”
As of January 3, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Japan has exceeded 245,000, with 3,632 deaths.