Corona continues to wreak havoc in Japan. In such a situation, Japan is facing two serious situations. First – day increasing patients. Second- Olympic Games held 11 weeks later. In order to deal with the first situation, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced at a meeting of the Coronavirus Task Force to extend the Emergency to 31 May, including Tokyo, elsewhere.
By 24 March 2020 in densely populated Japan, the total corona cases were around 1,200 and 43 people died of infection. But now in the same Japan, there are 6 lakh 20 thousand 994 patients and 10,589 deaths have taken place. In 2020, the government closed schools and canceled public events two weeks before the end of March. Working people also thought it better to work from home. Due to this, the pace of infection has reduced to a great extent. However, there is also a contradiction in the low data of patients.
According to the Virologist, Masahiro Kami at the Medical Governance Research Institute of Japan, testing in the country is extremely low. The focus of the government is on pool testing, until the RTPCR tests will not increase, the number of actual patients was not known before or will go now. The second reason that increased infection in Japan is slow vaccination. Japan has a population of around 12.63 crore, but less than 2% of people have been vaccinated.
Online petition against Olympic event
There is a protest in the country regarding the Olympics. People say that the government should focus on corona control and not sports. An online petition has also been filed in protest against the games. More than 2 lakh people have supported this petition so far.
The petition, named Change.org, says, “Cancel the Tokyo Olympics to protect our lives.” The petition said, “No concrete steps to prevent infection in the country compared to the rest of the world.” Have been raised.
Till now the availability of vaccines is limited in the US and Europe, there is no better way to prevent infection. In such a situation, are we going to organize the Tokyo Olympics, even if it threatens our lives. ”If the situation is uncontrollable, the Olympics can also be postponed. Because, due to Corona, the event is already behind schedule. The petition has been addressed to International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bak.
It was prepared by Kenji Utsunomiya, who has contested for the post of Governor of Tokyo. Utsunomiya said, “The government is formulating policies keeping the Olympics in mind, while steps to prevent infection are being ignored.” There is less space in hospitals and people are dying in their homes. ‘
Monitoring rising corona cases
Experts from the Ministry of Health say that instead of conducting large-scale tests, new cases of corona were monitored. At the same time, German political scientist Sebastian Maslov at the University of Tokyo says that the purpose of the small number of tests was to make healthcare resources available for serious cases of infection.
Last year, 5 thousand deaths occurred in 11 months, this year seven thousand in four months
In Japan, in the last 11 months from February to December, there were five thousand deaths due to infection. But this time the situation is different. Since January this year, there have been seven thousand deaths so far. New variants are being continuously found in the country. Emergency was previously imposed in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo and Kyoto provinces, now it has also been implemented in Aichi and Fukuoka provinces. New cases started appearing in Osaka and Hyogo provinces in mid-March, but travel was not stopped at the time, leading to continued cases in Tokyo.
Japan preparing to ban passengers coming from India, Pakistan
Japan is preparing to ban travelers coming from India. Currently, people arriving in Japan from India have to be quarantined for 14 days. But now no one other than Japanese citizens will be allowed to come to Japan.
Similarly, travel ban can also be imposed on Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, as they are bordered by India. Let me tell you, on 26 April, 21 cases of Indian variant were confirmed in Japan. 20 of them were met at the airport. A case was found local, but it had no travel history.