China News Service, November 29. According to Kyodo News Agency of Japan, Japan has decided to suspend all new entry of foreigners into Japan starting from midnight local time on November 30 due to concerns about the rapid spread of the "Omi Keron" variant of the new crown virus.
At the same time, the measure will "tentatively last for one month."
In addition, Japanese nationals returning from 14 countries and regions including the United Kingdom and Germany must be quarantined at designated facilities for 14 days.
Data map: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrives at the Prime Minister's residence.
According to reports, with regard to the quarantine measures for Japanese returnees, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida stated that on the basis of the current nine countries and regions including South Africa, if returning from the relevant 14 countries and regions, strict measures must be implemented. Isolation measures.
According to the report, Japan has just announced that starting from the 26th, the daily entry limit will be increased from 3,500 to around 5,000. However, due to the rapid spread of the "Omi Keron" variant of the new crown virus, this number was once again reduced to 3,500.
According to relevant sources in the Japanese government, this measure shows that, in principle, foreigners will not be able to enter the country.
Starting on the 8th, Japan has allowed new entry of foreigners for short-term business purposes with conditions, and the isolation period has been shortened to 3 days. The entry of foreign students and technical intern trainees who were previously denied permission in principle has also been restored.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroichi Matsuno said at a press conference that no cases of infection with the "Omi Keron" variant have been confirmed in Japan.
On the 28th, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Japan listed the "Omi Keron" mutant strain as a "mutant strain requiring vigilance" and raised the alert level to the highest level.Keywords: