Japan announced today that it will raise the level of alert for the Tokyo coronavirus in order to adopt stricter measures to curb the spread of the more contagious variant of covida-19.
Once the warning level is raised, the governor of Tokyo will be able to set shorter operating hours for bars and restaurants, as well as fines for violators and compensation for violators. He wrote that stricter measures will begin on Monday and will continue until May 11. Associated Press.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has also raised the cordon of Kyoto Prefecture and Okinawa Prefecture, where new coronavirus cases have also increased significantly.
Tokyo Governor Yoriko Koike asked the government to raise the warning level in the capital yesterday. She said she was shocked by the recent increase in virus cases and the possible impact of new strains of the virus. She urged residents to avoid unnecessary travel and insist on keeping their distance from society.
Just over one million Japanese citizens, or less than 1% of the population, received the first of two doses of the covid-19 vaccine. The sharp increase in the number of cases may lead to further cancellation of Olympic-related events.
In Japan, a vaccination program for health workers began in mid-February. The elderly will be vaccinated from next week and will be vaccinated before the end of June. The rest of the population is likely to be vaccinated in July, which means that Japan is unlikely to be immunized before the start of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23.