Japan announces new state of emergency in conjunction with the Olympics in Tokyo
Tokyo recorded 896 new cases daily, after registering 920, which has not been registered since May
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Chukka decided this Thursday to re-declare a state of emergency in the Tokyo region, with the warning effective until August 22 and coinciding with the celebration of the Olympic Games.
The state of emergency will take effect on Monday, July 12, to prevent an increase in Govt-19 cases in the capital, he said Chuck After meeting with the government committee that manages the epidemic, in practice the move will not change much with the current situation, except to tighten restrictions on businesses.
The Asian country decided to extend this level of warning to the region Okinawa (Southwest), which is already active, and maintain some restrictions in some places Siba, Saitama y Kanagawa, Nearby Such Sports competitions will also be held.
In the province of Osaka (West) operations will be maintained, while in the other five provinces (Hokkaido, Kyoto, Ichi, Hyoko o Fukuoka) Will be elevated from Monday.
The Japanese Prime Minister will hold a press conference in the next few hours to explain the decision in detail.
New announcement of health emergency, fourth Such, May affect public attendance at the Olympic Stadiums in and around the capital.
Organizers of the event, which is scheduled to open on July 23, have never ruled out holding closed-door competitions based on epidemic conditions, however, they recently announced plans to allow up to 10,000 spectators or half to enter due to the capacity of the facility.
According to leaks to local media, officials are considering reducing the number to 5,000 or zero or conducting tests behind closed doors, including opening and closing ceremonies starting after 9pm.
Representatives and officials of the Japanese Organizing Committee, International Olympic and Paralympic Committees Such The Japanese federal government is scheduled to meet this week to discuss and decide on the matter.
The Japanese government initially planned to maintain some restrictions without announcing maximum warnings during the strange international game, which was postponed for a year by the epidemic, but was forced to change its status due to a strong increase in epidemics. Capital.
Such On Thursday, 896 new cases were registered daily, counting 920, an amount not mentioned since May, while the previous emergency was still in the most populous areas of the region.