A man wearing a face shield pulls a suitcase along a street in Tokyo on Friday. | AFP-JIJI
A man wearing a face shield pulls a suitcase along a street in Tokyo on Friday. | AFP-JIJI

COVID-19 round-up

  • The Tokyo region is halfway through its second state of emergency, with officials set to examine the effectiveness of the measure in the coming week, but it has a mountain to climb yet if the measure is to be lifted.
  • The International Olympic Committee is working with the World Health Organization to get all athletes vaccinated in a bid to save the Tokyo Games, according to a media report.
  • Top government officials and organizers have insisted that the Tokyo Games will open in July, despite media reports the global sporting event will soon be canceled or further postponed.
  • It will be difficult for Japan to accept foreign visitors for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Japan Medical Association chief has said.
  • Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga offered few new details in parliament sessions this week about how his administration will fight the raging coronavirus pandemic, and defended it from criticism that its actions had been too little, too late.

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