Tokyo set to report highest single day spike of over 280 Covid-19 cases

Tokyo is set to report a daily record of over 280 coronavirus cases Thursday, heightening concerns that the latest infection is spreading in the broader community and set to spill beyond the capital. The number is the most for a single day, Governor Yuriko Koike told reporters, and comes after the city conducted a record … Read more Tokyo set to report highest single day spike of over 280 Covid-19 cases

Japan traces new Covid-19 outbreak linked to theatre in Tokyo

Tokyo health officials appealed on Tuesday for more than 800 theatregoers to get tested for the novel coronavirus after a production starring Japanese boy-band members was found to be the source of at least 20 cases. As the number of virus infections continues to rise in Japan’s capital city, the Tokyo government said it was … Read more Japan traces new Covid-19 outbreak linked to theatre in Tokyo

Japan needs to be on high alert as coronavirus cases rise, says minister

Japan needs to remain on high alert for further coronavirus outbreaks as the number of cases with unclear contagion routes increases, Yasutoshi Nishimura, the country’s economy minister and virus czar, said. The nation’s number of Covid-19 infections has spiked in the past week, with Tokyo reporting more than 200 cases for three straight days. The … Read more Japan needs to be on high alert as coronavirus cases rise, says minister

Covid-19: Japan to Allow re-entry of foreign nationals on humanitarian grounds

Japan will allow some resident foreigners to re-enter the country on humanitarian grounds after facing criticism its policies made their return uncertain and left the group in a Covid-19 travel limbo. A notice on the Justice Ministry’s website says permission to land may be granted “depending on the individual situation if there are special exceptional … Read more Covid-19: Japan to Allow re-entry of foreign nationals on humanitarian grounds