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Tokyo reports 24 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 144

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 24 new coronavirus cases, up 17 from Monday and five more than last Tuesday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is four, unchanged from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 27, up one from Monday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 144. One coronavirus-related death was reported.

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Omicron has taken the baton from Delta. Get ready for a super vaccine!

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The problem now is that if Omicron does not enter Japan, then it may be impossible to take international trips because if you go abroad and invariably get infected with it, even asymptomatic or mildly, you will not be able to board your flight home. Troubling situation.

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Good low numbers, let’s all enjoy the end of the year whilst taking sensible precautions of course. I shall be partaking in a 3 day trip with my partner this week. Everything open, no silly restrictions, or draconian measures.

What a wonderful country to be in during these dark times

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The media hype over 1 whole death in the UK is absolutely insane! What is wrong with people? Everything s still pointing towards Omicron being the the Christmas gift the world has been waiting for but much of the media still sees the need to create fear and anxiety…

4 people in hospital in Tokyo?? How is this even news?

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I shall be partaking in a 3 day trip with my partner this week. Everything open, no silly restrictions, or draconian measures.

Safe travels. I myself was supposed to fly out home tonight but cancelled due to omicron restrictions/quarantine imposed on international travel.

I will instead be planning a domestic trip. With these consistently low case numbers and no silly restrictions, Japan may well end up being one of freest and safest countries to live in over the holidays.

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I agree the media panic machine is in overdrive on this but I also fear the Japanese authorities will totally overreact and shut the borders down at the drop of a hat. I’m a permanent resident and am supposed to return to Canada over the holidays for a fairly urgent family matter. Have no idea what to do.

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Well said falseflagsteve. Hope the situation won’t get worse. Stay safe and enjoy your holidays!

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A bit too high, please be careful.

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Commodore

shame about your flight but maybe best you avoided chaos abroad caused by the fear mongering and scare tactics currently happening

Plenty to do here and amazing deals to be had, we found a great rail pass deal and big discounts at decent hotels. I pity those living in my home country U.K. and many other Western nations, they are being totally hoodwinked.

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Stop all the media panic !!

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@Reckless

Omicron has already entered Japan. Several times.

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Really good that it seems we'll be able to enjoy this holiday season.

People need and deserve it

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As I reported many times this monsters is not going away. Its here to stay so get use to it.

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stickman1760Dec. 14  06:02 pm JST

I agree the media panic machine is in overdrive on this but I also fear the Japanese authorities will totally overreact and shut the borders down at the drop of a hat. I’m a permanent resident and am supposed to return to Canada over the holidays for a fairly urgent family matter. Have no idea what to do.

I have just left japan due to a family emergency. I was told both by the Ministry and at the airport as long as you leave before any ban starts you are free to return.

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@kaimycahl

Fellow Asian countries India, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia- all less healthy, poorer, and with inferior medical resources- have moved on from COVID. It's up to Japan when it wants to move on.

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The "case" numbers will go through the roof, as Omicron runs through the population. Not that "case" number mean anything, especially for this variant.

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