A state of emergency has been in force since July 12, ahead of the start of the Olympics in Tokyo. According to officials, there is a further increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the coming days.
A state of emergency has been imposed in Tokyo in view of the 2020 Olympics. (Photo: AFP)
Cases of corona infection are increasing every day in Tokyo. For the first time since the start of the Tokyo Olympics, more than three thousand new cases of corona have been found in a single day in the capital of Japan. A record of 2,848 new cases was made on Tuesday, but on Wednesday even more new cases have been reported. Tokyo recorded more than 3,000 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, July 28, according to officials, the highest figure since the pandemic began in the Japanese capital.
He said that so many cases of corona have come when the Tokyo Olympics is being held in Tokyo under the COVID-19 emergency. 3,177 new cases of corona virus have been registered in Tokyo, which is the highest number of infections in a day so far. After the outbreak of the epidemic at the beginning of last year, the number of infected people in the capital of Japan has reached two lakh six thousand 745.
Emergency is in force in Tokyo
A state of emergency has been in force since July 12, ahead of the start of the Olympics in Tokyo. The Olympic Games began on Friday last week amid public protests and concerns over the possibility of an outbreak of the pandemic. Experts say that the cases of infection in Tokyo are spreading through the delta type of virus which spreads very fast.
Corona cases will increase further
According to officials, the Covid-19 cases are expected to rise further in the coming days, as testing may get delayed during the holidays last week. Yuji Kuroiwa, governor of Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, told reporters, “I think we’ve had a rapid increase in cases, which is what I feared the most.” Kanagawa and surrounding Chiba and Saitama prefectures are seeing a surge in cases.
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