Japan thinks declare a state of emergency this week due to increased Covid-19 cases. This emergency alert also will be implemented around the capital, Tokyo. A report on Fuji TV says on Monday.
Japanese authorities are thinking of taking such a step as Covid-19 infection is on the rise again and the patient pressure in the hospital is increasing. Reuters confirm this information.
On December 31, the last day of the year a record 4,520 Covid-19 were identified in a day. Local authorities later called on the central government to declare a state of emergency in the capital and surrounding areas.
He is reportedly preparing to hold a press conference. The government has already asked restaurants and parlors to close at 8 pm and bars at 7 pm as an interim measure to cope with the new wave to Covid-19.
If the local government responds to that call, it will be the second time Japan has declared a state of emergency over the Coronavirus epidemic.
The first state of emergency in Japan lasted more than a month. At that time, it was requested to close educational institutions and non-essential business establishments.
During the first wave of the Covid-19, the severe lockdown was observed in various countries, but Japan took a different approach. The country relies on measures such as voluntarily shutting down various institutions and refraining from traveling.
Covid-19 cases are still lower in Japan than in other European-American countries. The country is scheduled to host the 2020 Olympics, but it has been postponed in Covid-19.
The Prime Minister is facing a challenge as to whether it will be possible to do so in the summer of this year.