Japan government is set to extend on Friday a state of emergency in Tokyo and other three areas for three weeks until the end of May to curb a surge in novel coronavirus cases just months before the start of the Tokyo Olympics. So the japan government was hope a short and powerful state of emergency would contain a fourth wave of infection, but new cases in the capital Tokyo and second city Osaka are still at high level pandemic said by economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is also in charge of pandemic measures.
It was extending the state emergency to Mat 31 from May 11 will leave a margin of less than two months before the July 23 start of the games, which were postponed a year due to the pandemic. Because Nationwide Japan has recorded 618,197 cases of novel coronavirus infection and about 10,585 deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory disease the virus causes, government figures showed. But Japan has not suffered as badly from the virus as other nations, but its vaccination campaign is significantly lagging, with even many elderly people still awaiting inoculation.

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