China News Service, January 22. According to Kyodo News, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced on the 22nd that a girl less than 10 years old in Tokyo was infected with the mutated new crown virus spreading in the UK.
The girl never traveled to the UK, and Japanese authorities are investigating the source of her infection.
Data map: On January 7, local time, in Tokyo, Japan, people took to the streets wearing masks.
On the same day, due to the continued spread of the new crown epidemic, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that the three counties in the capital of the country will enter a state of emergency from 0:00 local time on January 8, ending on February 7.
According to previous reports, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced on the 18th that 3 people in Shizuoka Prefecture, in their 20s to 60s, had been infected with a mutant virus found in the UK.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare stated at the time that this was the first confirmed case of a variant virus infection in Japan with an unknown route, and community transmission may have occurred.
According to statistics from the Japan Broadcasting Association TV Station on the 22nd, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown in Japan has exceeded 350,000.
Four prefectures including Tokyo entered a state of emergency on the 8th, and seven prefectures including Osaka Prefecture and Aichi Prefecture also entered a state of emergency from the 14th.
However, the state of emergency is not compulsory, neither "closing the city" nor requiring schools to suspend classes. The main measures include asking people to avoid going out as much as possible, and shortening the business hours of restaurants.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said in the Diet on the 21st that the number of new crown infections remains high and that it is necessary to deal with it seriously, especially to strengthen work with young people.