China News Service, April 1. According to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), as of the early morning of April 1, local time, the total number of confirmed cases of Japanese new crown pneumonia has increased to 2,229 and 66 deaths.

The streets of Tokyo, Japan during the epidemic. Photo by Lu Shaowei of China News Agency

According to reports, there are currently more than 100 confirmed cases in eight prefectures in Japan, of which Tokyo has the largest number of cases, reaching 521. At the same time, the number of new cases in Tokyo on March 31 reached 78, again setting a new high for the number of new cases in a single day.

Sources revealed that in view of the spread of the epidemic, the high schools in Tokyo that are currently in spring break and were originally scheduled to start in April are adjusting the start time. The new semester is likely to begin after the end of the "Golden Week" in early May and early May. It is expected that the schedule for the new semester will be formally decided at a meeting of the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education.

Affected by the expansion of the new crown pneumonia infection, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on February 27 that all elementary, junior and high schools in the country will be temporarily suspended from March 2. The high school in Tokyo entered the spring break directly after class suspension.