Japan to expand state of emergency as COVID-19 cases spike in country | Latest English News | World

Japan to expand state of emergency as COVID-19 cases spike in country | Latest English News | World

more than a week into the tokyo olympics japan has expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas the move follows record spikes and infections in the game’s hosting capital tokyo has reported a record increase in cases for three days in a row the cases have doubled since last week although officials say the surge is unrelated to the olympics the upsurge in cases in tokyo despite more than two weeks of emergency measures is raising doubts that they can effectively slow infections a string of government officials and health experts have warned that the more contagious delta variant is fueling a dangerous surge covert emergency has been expanded in saitama kangawa and chiba near tokyo as well as in the western city of osaka which will be effective until the 31st of august five other areas are placed under less stringent emergency restrictions [Music] if the numbers keep on rising there is a fear that the medical system would be under strain by those in critical condition additionally the increase in positive cases leads to more patients waiting at home without treatment this is reality considering all this while we push the vaccination program in order not to put pressure on the medical system i made the decision to expand and extend the state of emergency and semi-state of emergency coronavirus measures meanwhile the president of the international olympic committee has defended the decision to carry on with the mega sporting event despite the ongoing pandemic ioc president thomas bach has called it the right choice for the athletes and the viewers regarding virus cases in japan dismiss the possibility that the games could cause locals to gather more if i may say so it is very very farfetched to explain corona infection numbers by saying that people are so excited about something that they will hazard a corona infection i can’t see that it’s not supported by the data either because we see that the frequency of movements here in tokyo has decreased greatly i think by 30 percent and that speaks exactly against this thesis [Music] also admitted that financially it would have made sense to cancel the games and cash in insurance estimates suggest that canceling the tokyo olympics might have cost the irc three billion to four billion dollars however critics argue that the gains have been pushed ahead because of broadcast rights contracts which generate almost 75 percent of its income from the sale of the broadcast rights another 18 is from sponsors and the who director also stands in defense of his trip to the tokyo olympics calling it an opportunity to spread a message of vaccination equality around the world the who has said that japan is doing its best to minimize the risk of curvit 19 spreading during the tokyo olympics but also stressed that there was no such thing as zero risk listening do you really accept 1.5 percent vaccination in africa while in some countries it’s already 70 percent don’t we need a platform like the olympics to go and tell the truth that the world is actually morally epidemiologically and economically is doing the wrong things is it really wrong to go to the mountain top of the olympics to call for solidarity are you saying that’s wrong i hope not we are now available in your country download the app now get all the news on the move
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