Connect with us

International

Tokyo is urging the government to allow it to take action against the virus

Avatar

Published

on


With Japan vaccinated still at an early stage, the COVID-19 case could lead to further cancellations of Olympics-related events.

TOKYO, Japan Tokyo has asked the central government of Japan for permission to implement emergency measures to curb an increase in a rapidly spreading and more contagious variant of the coronavirus, just over three months before the start of the Olympics.

Tokyo came out of a state of emergency on March 21st. Its governor, Yuriko Koike, told reporters Thursday that she urged the government to allow it to issue binding orders under a new virus prevention law passed in February that includes penalties for business owners challenging measures and compensation for those who agree.

Tokyo’s move follows Osaka in western Japan, which declared a medical emergency as its hospitals were filled with new cases.

Tokyo reported 545 cases on Thursday. Koike said she is alarmed by the rapid spread of new variants, especially one first discovered in Britain.

It would be a matter of time before Tokyo faced a situation similar to Osaka, Koike said.

RELATED: The Tokyo Olympic torch relay was taken to the streets of Osaka

She said the timing and details of the new measures, including shorter hours for restaurants and bars, will be decided later.

Later Thursday, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he plans to place Tokyo under emergency virus measures after consulting with experts on Friday. Suga said he is also discussing the possibility of similar steps with other prefectures where infections have sharpened.

The latest increase began mainly in western Japan, including Osaka, where the daily number reached a record 905, and Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura demanded that the Olympic torch relay scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday be held in a park rather than on a public road. He said more than 70% of hospital beds are occupied, a threshold for a local medical alarm.

Infections have also increased in other parts of the country. With Japan vaccinated still at an early stage, the increase could lead to further cancellations of Olympics-related events.

The Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday that Japan is considering prioritizing its Olympic athletes for vaccination by the end of June. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato on Thursday denied that his government was discussing any details at the moment, but added that he was closely following discussions among Olympic officials on how to ensure the safety of athletes.

Inoculations began in mid-February with medical staff, but still make up less than 1% of the population. Vaccinations for the elderly will begin next week and the rest will have to wait until around July.

Although Japan is not doing as well as some other Asian countries in controlling the virus, its cases and deaths are much smaller than in the United States and Europe even though it has never imposed a strong blockade. As of Wednesday, Japan had 492,875 cases and 9,301 deaths, according to the health ministry.

RELATED: Tokyo Olympic Organizers Postpone Water Polo Test Event

RELATED: Famous cherry blossoms in Japan bloom early when the climate warms

What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos



picture credit

ExBUlletin

to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]