Coronavirus: State Of Emergency Lifted In Most Of Japan
The Japanese Government has lifted the state of emergency in most of the cities in Japan. The decision was taken after seeing a drop in the infection rate. Read ahead to know more. Also, find out the status of the coronavirus cases in the country.
Coronavirus Cases In Japan
Japan has responded quite well in dealing with the coronavirus. Furthermore, it implemented the World Health Organisations’ guidelines immediately after the pandemic broke.
Moreover, the country is removing its lockdown from many cities. This decision was taken after the number of coronavirus cases dropped in the country. Moreover, the infection rate is below 1.1%.
According to John Hopkins University, there are 16,103 COVID-19 cases in Japan. 9868 people have recovered. However, 696 people have died in the country due to coronavirus.
Lifting The State Of Emergency
Japan has lifted a state of emergency from 39 out of 47 prefectures. Furthermore, this decision was taken after the massive downfall in the new infection rate in the country. However, the order continues to apply in Tokyo, Osaka, and the northern island of Hokkaido in Japan.
New coronavirus cases are reported every day in these places. Moreover, Tokyo is the capital and the densest city in Japan. Therefore, the city is reporting so may cases. Moreover, the Japanese Government cannot remove the state of emergency from Tokyo yet.
Prime Minister’s Message
Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe said that Japan’s rate of infection has reduced to one-seventh of the country’s peak. Furthermore, he urged people to continue wearing face masks and follow social distancing guidelines.
Also, he said that the lockdown will be lifted on 31st May 2020. This applies to other cities and regions. However, it depends on the situation of the coronavirus cases in that city or region.
Also, the Japan’s medical system is working at its peak. Therefore, there are chances of it collapsing. The health authorities are prepared to deal with the next wave of the virus. The system is equipped with all medical supplies.