Japan government discussing quasi-state of emergency for Tokyo, surrounding areas: Report

Japan government discussing quasi-state of emergency for Tokyo, surrounding areas: Report

17/1/2022 5:53:00 AM

Japan government discussing quasi-state of emergency for Tokyo, surrounding areas: Report

TOKYO: Japan\u0027s government has started discussions to impose a quasi-state of emergency on the capital Tokyo and its surrounding areas within the week, broadcaster FNN said on Monday (Jan 17), as COVID-19 cases rise. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday the capital would request such measures if the

TOKYO: Japan's government has started discussions to impose a quasi-state of emergency on the capital Tokyo and its surrounding areas within the week, broadcaster FNN said on Monday (Jan 17), as COVID-19 cases rise.Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday the capital would request such measures if the usage of beds set aside for COVID-19 patients climbed to 20 per cent. The rate stood at 19.3 per cent as of Sunday.

The highly infectious Omicron variant is driving a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Japan. New cases nationwide have exceeded 25,000 in the past two days, near record levels.The government on Jan 9 declared quasi-emergency measures in three regions that host US military facilities, after it appeared that Omicron outbreaks at the bases spilled into the surrounding communities. The measures include shortened operating hours for restaurants and bars.

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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday the capital would request such measures if the usage of beds set aside for COVID-19 patients climbed to 20 per cent. The rate stood at 19. The alleged assailant, a 17-year old high school student, was arrested, the Asahi newspaper said.3 per cent as of Sunday.84 feet) were expected in the Amami islands in the south. The highly infectious Omicron variant is driving a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Japan. Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department said it could not comment on the details of the attack nor confirm any arrests. New cases nationwide have exceeded 25,000 in the past two days, near record levels.99/month for the first 3 months.

The government on Jan 9 declared quasi-emergency measures in three regions that host US military facilities, after it appeared that Omicron outbreaks at the bases spilled into the surrounding communities. (Photo: Reuters/Issei Kato) Police officers inspect the site where a stabbing incident happened at an entrance gate of Tokyo University in Tokyo, Japan Jan 15, 2022. In a briefing, a Japan Meteorological Agency official urged people not to go near the sea until the tsunami advisory and more serious tsunami warnings had been lifted. The measures include shortened operating hours for restaurants and bars. It was the first imposition of such curbs since September, when Japan lifted emergency controls that had prevailed across the country for most of last year. In October, a man dressed in Batman's Joker costume stabbed more than a dozen people on a train carriage in Tokyo, sending passengers screaming down the aisles of train carriages and scrambling out of windows to escape. Koike said last week a full declaration of emergency in Tokyo would be called for if hospital bed usage rate rises to 50 per cent. "We do not know yet whether these (waves) are actually tsunami," he told the briefing. Tokyo has allocated about 6,900 beds for coronavirus care, out of about 128,000 in total for the capital region. Source: Reuters/mi.

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