A Japan Airlines cabin crew member receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on June 14. | AFP-JIJI
A Japan Airlines cabin crew member receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on June 14. | AFP-JIJI

COVID-19 round-up

  • Japan has surpassed 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered on a single day, meeting Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s target as the inoculation drive accelerates.
  • With the share of people vaccinated rising worldwide and numbers of infections fluctuating, Japan has begun to loosen its quarantine measures for some travelers from abroad.
  • As recently as a month ago, the dominant narrative surrounding Japan’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout drive was that it was exceedingly sluggish. Now, that has evolved into a comeback story.
  • Japan’s COVID-19 vaccinations for people aged under 65 got into full swing as universities joined companies in launching on-site inoculations.


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