Translated by: MOS Gospel Team – linli
On January 18, the number of confirmed cases of the new CCP virus (COVID-19) in Japan hit a new high. For the first time, the number of new confirmed cases in a single day exceeded 30,000, breaking the record of 25,990 new cases on August 20 last year. 13 prefectures including Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture have applied “key measures to prevent the spread of the virus” in order to improve the level of epidemic prevention.
According to the Central News Agency, the daily new CCP virus cases in Osaka Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture and other prefectures have hit record high. There were 5,396 new confirmed cases in Osaka Prefecture that day, and 5,185 new confirmed cases in Nagano, Hyogo, Tottori, and Shimane prefectures, more than five times the number on last Tuesday.
In response to the worsen epidemic situation, the Japanese government will hold a cabinet meeting on the January 18 evening to discuss the application of “key measures to prevent the spread of the virus” and will make a decision on January 19. This is an epidemic prevention measure prior to the “Declaration of Emergency”.
Those applying for the application of “key measures to prevent the spread of the virus” are Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, Gunma, Niigata, Aichi, Gifu, Mie, Kagawa, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki and other 13 prefecture.
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