Japan prepares to declare state of emergency in five provinces

January 13, 2021


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Japan to declare state of emergency in five additional provinces as COVID skyrocket

Mr. Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan Said on Tuesday (12 Jan) that The government may declareemergencyIn Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi and Gifu prefectures today to cope with the ongoing epidemic of COVID-19.

Earlier, Suga declared a state of emergency in Tokyo. Including Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama prefectures on Friday. It is effective until February 7.

Japan now has more than 286,000 people infected with the COVID-19 and more than 4,000 deaths.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebrijesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) expressing anxiety after COVID-19 was discovered A new Japanese breed that is different from the British and South African breeds.

Dr. Tedros said: The new virus is very problematic. While the global health system is facing a crisis right now.

“If the virus is spreading more The more likely it is to mutate, “said Dr. Tedros.

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Japan (NAD) revealed that the institute had found the coronavirus virus. New species from four people who arrived from Brazil on Jan. 2.

COVID-19 Such a strain B.1.1.248, while the COVID-19 virus. Found in England, there is a strain SARS-CoV-2 VOC 202012/01, the COVID-19 virus. Found in South Africa, there are 501Y.V2 species.

The NID said it was difficult to assess how severe the new virus would be. And will the vaccine being developed at this time be able to protect against the virus?

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