Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Japanese PM declares state of emergency in 7 Prefectures after surge in COVID-19 cases

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Tokyo [Japan], January 13: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday proclaimed a highly sensitive situation in seven extra prefectures, including Osaka and Aichi, because of the spike in Covid contamination in the nation. 

Alongside Tokyo, which went under a highly sensitive situation a week ago, a sum of 11 prefectures covering the greater part of the nation's populace and around 60% of its economy will stay under the measure through February 7, Kyodo News announced. 

The seven prefectures are Osaka, Aichi, Tochigi, Giufu, Hyogo, Kyoto and Fukuoka, Sputnik announced. 

At the gathering of the public authority's Covid team, Suga said he felt a "solid feeling of emergency" and that episodes in metropolitan zones should be contained and kept from spreading to different pieces of the nation. 

Japan will take extra measures at the line to forestall imported contaminations, PM Suga said. 

Notwithstanding, individuals are asked to remain at home however much as could be expected. 

A highly sensitive situation was recently announced in Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa, Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka prefectures toward the beginning of April during Japan's first influx of diseases and was extended cross country soon thereafter. It was lifted in strides in May as the expansion in Covid diseases eased back, Kyodo News announced. 

The absolute number of Covid cases revealed in Japan is 298,334, while the loss of life remains at 3,962, as per the Johns Hopkins University. (ANI)

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