China News Service, May 20. According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), the Japanese government decided on the 20th that from the 25th, it will target people over 60 years old and people over 18 years old with underlying diseases or high risk of severe disease. Implement the fourth dose of the new crown vaccination.

Data map: Japanese people are vaccinated against the new crown.

  The report pointed out that the fourth dose of vaccine and the third dose need to be separated by 5 months.

Japan's Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shigeruyuki Goto said that he will continue to work closely with local governments to make the vaccination work go smoothly.

  According to NHK statistics, as of 23:59 local time on May 19, Japan had 39,642 new confirmed cases of new crowns and 36 new deaths from the previous day.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeds 8.5 million.