Japan would consider issuing a new emergency statement after a record surge in COVID-19 cases .
The government must consult with health experts before deciding on a new statement, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura told reporters after a meeting with Tokyo Central Bank Governor Yuriko Koike and leaders through three neighboring districts
. “The national government and the three governors have suggested that the situation in the Tokyo area should get worse, so an emergency announcement may be needed,” Nishimura said.
Tokyo raised the COVID-19 alert level to its highest level in December. 17 New infections in the capital have a history of 1,337 in December. On the 31st Saturday at 814. External records are also recorded. 31 and 4,520 new cases.
Megumi Saka, infection control manager at St Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo said “The Japanese government hasn’t done much to control the disease,” said Sakamoto. “I expect the number (of the sick) to increase in the coming days, and suddenly the announcement should be made first, possibly in December or November.”