Tokyo Urges Stay-Home Weekend as Tokyo, Osaka Cases Grow
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike told residents to avoid unnecessary trips outdoors as much as possible during a forthcoming four-day weekend as the total number of coronavirus cases in the city topped 10,000. Japan’s capital had another 238 cases on Wednesday, as the country heads into a long weekend that was originally scheduled to celebrate the start of the now-postponed Tokyo Olympic Games. “This long weekend is going to be critical in preventing further spread of the virus," Koike said in a briefing Wednesday. Hospitalizations in Tokyo have jumped almost five-fold over the...
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach briefly confronted a small group of anti-Olympics protesters outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, building following his meeting with the city's governor Yuriko Koike on Monday.
Health experts put Tokyo on the highest alert for coronavirus infections on Wednesday and have been alarmed by a recent spike in cases within the capital. Organizsers of the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics..
Shares Tokyo raised its coronavirus alert to the highest "red" level on Wednesday, alarmed by a recent spike in daily new cases to record highs, with Governor... WorldNews Also reported by •Japan Today •SeattlePI.com •IndiaTimes
Japan's top government spokesman, who has been wearing face masks during twice-a-day press briefings since the spread of the novel coronavirus three months ago,... Japan Today Also reported by •IndiaTimes