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Japan government dismisses reports of possible Tokyo Olympics cancellation

Japan government dismisses reports of possible Tokyo Olympics cancellation

Japan’s government on Sunday dismissed suggestions that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics scheduled for this summer could be cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic. “We have decided the venues and schedule, and the people involved are working on preparations, including infection control,” the Kyodo news agency quoted government spokesman Katsunobu Kato as saying. The statement came […]

Japan detects new COVID variant

Japan detects new COVID variant

Japan on Sunday reported that four people who had arrived in Tokyo from Brazil were found to be infected with a new variant of the coronavirus. The four passengers, who landed at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on January 2 from the state of Amazonas, Brazil, tested positive after spending time in the airport in quarantine, Japan’s […]

Japan PM says weighing coronavirus emergency for Tokyo area

Japan PM says weighing coronavirus emergency for Tokyo area

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday he was considering declaring a state of emergency in the greater Tokyo area over a “very severe” third wave of coronavirus infections. Speaking at a regular new year press conference, Suga also said he hoped vaccinations would begin in Japan in late February, adding that he would be […]

Japan to halt foreign entries after new virus variant cases found

Japan to halt foreign entries after new virus variant cases found

Japan decided on Saturday to temporarily suspend the entry of foreign nationals, after it confirmed a total of seven cases of a new coronavirus variant identified in Britain, local media reported. The suspension will begin on Monday and run until the end of January, Kyodo News reported, citing government officials. READ ALSOAGGEL advocates FG’s change […]

Japan to halt all new entries from abroad next week: ministry

Japan to halt all new entries from abroad next week: ministry

Japan will halt all new non-resident foreign arrivals coming from overseas from Monday until late January, Tokyo said Saturday, as the country reported its first cases of a new strain of the coronavirus. Japan currently restricts entry for foreigners from most countries over fears of the virus, requiring all visitors to undergo mandatory quarantine upon […]