Recently, the number of newly confirmed cases in various parts of Japan has increased rapidly, and the epidemic situation has expanded rapidly. According to statistics from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, there are 1603 severe patients who must use artificial respirators or receive treatment in intensive care units today, an increase of 40 from yesterday, create a new high for 4 consecutive days.
Japan currently implements emergency declarations in six places including Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka and Okinawa, and implements the prevention of spreading and other key measures in the first stage of emergency in 13 places including Hokkaido and Kyoto, the deadline is August 31.
The Japanese government is scheduled to hold a meeting of relevant cabinet members in the first half of this week to discuss the expansion of emergency or key measures based on the epidemic situation and the tightness of hospital beds.
According to relevant sources, the government intends to implement emergency declarations in the three areas of Kyoto Prefecture, Hyogo Prefecture, and Fukuoka Prefecture that are implementing key measures.