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Japan records 15,000 daily COVID-19 new cases — Reports

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5 Aug 2021 7:27 AM GMT
Japan records 15,000 daily COVID-19 new cases — Reports
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Against the backdrop of the Tokyo Olympic Games, Japan set a new record of over 15,000 daily COVID-19 infections, breaking the previous record of 14,200 cases registered just one day earlier. NHK broadcaster reported the new infections record on Thursday.Due to the surge in new infections, the Japanese government introduced a regime of enhanced anti-Coronavirus […]

Against the backdrop of the Tokyo Olympic Games, Japan set a new record of over 15,000 daily COVID-19 infections, breaking the previous record of 14,200 cases registered just one day earlier.


NHK broadcaster reported the new infections record on Thursday.
Due to the surge in new infections, the Japanese government introduced a regime of enhanced anti-Coronavirus measures in Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Hyogo, Kyoto and Fukuoka for the period between Aug. 2, and Aug. 31.


It also declared a state of emergency in Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa and Osaka.
In addition, pre-emergency measures were expanded to cover the prefectures of Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Shizuoka, Aichi, Shiga and Kumamoto for the period between Aug. 8, and Aug. 31.

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