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Tokyo reports 25 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 225

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 25 new coronavirus cases, up 11 from Thursday and one more than last Friday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 12, unchanged from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 103, down six from Thursday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 225. The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 12.

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Be careful everyone!

Keep it like this, and Japan will lead the pack while South East Asia follows.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

It's over. Enjoy or envy, your choice.

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

If it's really over (stressed by the same post twice), why don't we wait a little until winter.

There are increases in so many other countries (after it looked oh so good, too).

Of course, don't get me wrong, I'm also hoping and waiting for my "maskless" time!!

0 ( +9 / -9 )

It's not over. Covid comes in 2 month waves. About right now, all the seniors, healthcare workers, and people with pre-existing conditions who were vaccinated by May are losing their antibodies.

More and more people think covid is over. Bars are full of people drinking, being loud and smoking. You can't find one train or bus without someone not wearing a proper mask or not wearing one at all. And practically no one seals their masks tight.

Delta comes out of the nose and is breathed in.

Cold temperatures are coming and people will start closing windows, restricting airflow and locking in a virus that does not require a high viral load for infection.

-2 ( +10 / -12 )

Ok, it’s not completely over but you’ve got to get on with your life. Take the appropriate precautions and go about your business. If you wait for it to be completely’over’ you’ll be sitting at home forever.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

four days since the election, and the numbers are STILL low. Who’d of thunk? It’s as though the numbers aren’t being manipulated.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Let's meet here in a month or two and see if those numbers here are real.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

It's not over

Go hide then and let people live their lives.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Yeah there will be another wave and some elderly people and people with comorbidities will die, but it's unavoidable and the world needs to move on. Japan needs to remove all restrictions on incoming passengers.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Those with a penchant for exclaiming a need to open it all up, as if life has been somehow denied its fullness because they are denied the need to indulge a commodity fetish or consumer habit - neglect that what is to be practiced is care & being careful.

Limited socializing among familiars, if fully immunized, while practicing all protocols is certainly fine. As medical professionals and scientists have cautioned: the three 'Cs' spread SARSCoV-2: Confined spaces, Close contact and Crowded spaces. Limiting contact allows any flare-ups aka clusters to be identified and properly addressed via testing and isolation as needed.

No one in a position to do so by qualification or expertise has declared the pandemic at an end. Acting as so, is beyond foolish and seems to indicate a form of social amnesia as to the events of the almost past two years.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Eustace:

Yeah there will be another wave and some elderly people and people with comorbidities will die, but it's unavoidable and the world needs to move on. Japan needs to remove all restrictions on incoming passengers.

Covid-19 may not be over, but deaths can be avoidable if not so careless.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

So why are fully vaccinated returning residents still being made to self isolate?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Covid-19 may not be over, but deaths can be avoidable if not so careless.

Nah. It may be theoretically possible to prevent many deaths by taking draconian measures (i.e. Australia, New Zealand), but it's not worth doing so.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

So why are fully vaccinated returning residents still being made to self isolate?

I mentioned my experiences about this the other day. You only have to be at home (in isolation) for a few small windows of the day when they do the checks on the app. After a day or two of figuring out the patterns, you can work out when to go out - just have to leave your phone at home so your location is tracked as being there.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Eustace do you think bragging about flouting the isolation rules makes you feel special? If you and others that follow your advice do you not think we might be back to levels like before,

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Eustace do you think bragging about flouting the isolation rules makes you feel special? If you and others that follow your advice do you not think we might be back to levels like before,

I follow rules when it is logical to follow them. It is not logical to ask a vaccinated traveler returning a negative PCR test to quarantine for 14 days, so I thoroughly disobeyed the rule with no consequence.

In fact, quarantine makes no sense at all if travelling to a country which doesn't have a total elimination strategy in place. (i.e., everywhere except China, Western Australia, and maybe a few other places)

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

It’s up 4% from last week.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

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