A japán kormány szükségállapot bevezetését fontolgatja Tokió térségében a járványhelyzet miatt – írja a <a href="http://Japan%20PM says government will consider state of emergency for Tokyo area By Chang-Ran Kim, Elaine Lies 4 MIN READ TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan said on Monday it would consider declaring a state of emergency for the Greater Tokyo metropolitan area as coronavirus cases climb, casting fresh doubt over whether it can push ahead with the Olympics and keep economic damage to a minimum. A man wearing a protective mask amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, sits in front of a shop on the first business day of the new year at a business district in Tokyo, Japan, January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Citing government sources, Kyodo News reported that preparations were being made for a state of emergency that would take effect on Jan. 9 and last about a month. Tokyo and the three surrounding prefectures may separately ask residents to refrain from non-essential, non-urgent outings from Friday to the end of the month, public broadcaster NHK reported. Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is in charge of coronavirus countermeasures, said on Monday that the government would aim to make a decision “as soon as possible” after hearing what experts had to say. An emergency declaration would mark a reversal for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who has resisted any such drastic steps despite criticism that the government was acting too slowly. Japan saw a record 4,520 new cases on Dec. 31, prompting the capital, Tokyo, and three neighbouring prefectures to seek an emergency declaration from the national government. There were 3,158 new cases on Sunday, according to NHK; Tokyo and its environs accounted for about half of them. “Even during the three days of the New Year’s holidays, cases didn’t go down in the greater Tokyo area,” Suga told a news conference. “We felt that a stronger message was needed,” he added, when asked to explain the change of heart on a potential emergency declaration. Suga did not say when the government would make a decision, or what restrictions would follow. The first state of emergency, declared last spring, lasted more than a month, shutting down schools and non-essential businesses. In the absence of specifics, hundreds of thousands of Twitter posts expressed dismay and confusion. “This morning the news said it’s 200 days till the Olympics, and in the afternoon, that there could be another state of emergency. What’s going on?” tweeted user Mii Mama. Since the start of the pandemic, Japan has recorded more than 245,000 cases and about 3,600 deaths. Slideshow ( 2 images ) Although the figures pale in comparison to those of many parts of Europe and the Americas, Suga has the challenge of hosting the Olympics in Tokyo this summer after the pandemic caused the Games’ […]
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