Japan issued third COVID-19 emergency
Tokyo- With an increasing wave of people testing positive for COVID-19, as well as increased deaths, Japan has issued their third COVID-19 emergency.
At the start of the week cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo were in danger with an increased rise of COVID-19 that they had to issue a state of emergency from April 25-May 11.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga wanted to see if cases would stop surging if these cities were in more so under stricter restrictions. Japan reported more than 550,000 Coronavirus cases, including 9,805 deaths, as of Friday,
With Tokyo being one of the cities that is under state of emergency, it will be interesting to see if the Olympic organization will postpone the Olympics or cancel it all together with everything going on. On Friday, Seiko Hashimoto told reporters on Friday that they are not thinking about cancel the Olympics.
“We’re thinking about how we can prepare in a way that enforces safety and make people feel comfortable that the Olympics could be held,” said Hashimoto. Only time will tell, if that statement could hold up.