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Tokyo reports 8,112 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 51,953

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 8,112 new coronavirus cases, down 641 from Thursday and up 130 from last Friday.

By age group, 1,785 cases were in their 20s, 1,576 in their 30s and 1,256 in their 40s, while 990 were aged between 10 and 19, and 1,165 younger than 10.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 30, up one from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 484, down 10 from Thursday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 51,953. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (3,908), Kanagawa (3,717), Saitama (3,580), Fukuoka (2,876), Aichi (2,853), Chiba (2,627), Hokkaido (2,216), Hyogo (2,018), Okinawa (1,328), Ibaraki (1,305), Hiroshima (1,199), Shizuoka (1,024), Niigata (860), Mie (736), Kumamoto (680), Fukushima (642), Gifu (631), Tochigi (614), Miyazaki (612), Miyagi (605), Okayama (602), Gunma (594), Nara (527), Aomori (512), Oita (442), Saga (429), Nagasaki (392), Yamaguchi (366), Akita (365), Shiga (354), Iwate (343), Ehime (340), Ishikawa (325), Kagawa (288), Wakayama (272), Fukui (225), Yamanashi (223), Kochi (167) and Yamagata (158).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 69.

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Huge numbers here. It is not getting better. Okinawa up again.

Japan needs a zero covid policy like China, if it wants to limit covid infections and related deaths to the max.

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Looks like the second Omicron variant is catching up with Japan.

Japan needs a zero covid policy like China, if it wants to limit covid infections and related deaths to the max.

While the pandemic is far from over and the numbers are worrying, I wouldn't look to China for inspiration on how to deal with it. Zero Covid might look like a good idea, but not its enforcement.

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Japan needs a zero covid policy like China, if it wants to limit covid infections and related deaths to the max.

Same as Hong Kong? that would be worse than now, because not only patients would die of COVID, also from many other health problems and the economy would be bankrupt. The only people that recommend this policy are the CCP politicians that don't want to recognize being wrong.

If anything Japan would do much better by following the example of New Zealand, that successfully abandoned the zero covid approach once it became clear the variants would make it too risky, and so it avoided the debacle that happened in China.

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Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Even if you are scared of Omicron, the chance of infection is minimal out there. Go to a park and read a book or something, plenty of places to stay safe and enjoy the Spring.

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falseflagsteveToday  05:15 pm JST

Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Even if you are scared of Omicron, the chance of infection is minimal out there. Go to a park and read a book or something, plenty of places to stay safe and enjoy the Spring.

But mask up, stay away from other people, and stay out of crowded unventilated areas.

virusrexToday  05:15 pm JST

Same as Hong Kong? that would be worse than now, because not only patients would die of COVID, also from many other health problems and the economy would be bankrupt. The only people that recommend this policy are the CCP politicians that don't want to recognize being wrong.

Why do you keep pushing to follow HK? Where are your sources to support your unscientific unsound assertions?

If anything Japan would do much better by following the example of New Zealand, that successfully abandoned the zero covid approach once it became clear the variants would make it too risky, and so it avoided the debacle that happened in China.

Sure, follow NZ if Japan wants to see their cases from the previous 2 years double in one month.

Look at the statistics (the actual ones; not your own).

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The only strategy that Japan Government and Tokyo Metropolitan Government will implement is close the restaurants at 8/9pm!

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This is not over, I will keep wearing my mask.

No comments about going to restaurants are allowed during a pandemic.

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And I quote….

This is from a different story …. Today .

“Mr McCarthy

Lockdowns are ineffective against Omicron and in fact almost any virus in the modern age of international travel. We are all gonna get it, now or later, no running away or hiding from it.

Luckily it’s so mild it doesn’t cause chaos, that’s why Japan does not have domestic restrictions in place and things are running like normal.”

Pay special attention to the oft repeated patently false statements, “We are all gonna get it, now or later. No running away or hiding from it.” “Luckily it’s so mild it (Omicron) cause chaos.”

Then in this thread, a different story also from today , “Even if you are scared of Omicron, the chance of infection is minimal out there.”

Which is it , we’re all gonna get it sooner or later or the chance of infection is minimal. This dude literally contradicts himself daily . I’ll say this again … I’m not scared of omicron … it’s the dangerous mindsets of the minority of highly irresponsible people that still think Omicron is so mild when in fact it is the deadliest variant of Covid in Japan to date.

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Japan needs a zero covid policy like China, if it wants to limit covid infections and related deaths to the max.

Why stop there? Why not have a zero influenza policy and zero cold policy too?

30 people with severe symptoms in the whole of Tokyo and some people still want to go in lockdown...

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Why do you keep pushing to follow HK? Where are your sources to support your unscientific unsound assertions?

You are the one that is doing that by recommending the failure of policy that made that disaster, my point is the opposite. That following zero COVID policies would risk reaching the same failure. And yes, recommending the policy that is making the CCP fail protecting their people is unsound and unscientific. As easy to prove as you have never brought any expert recommending it for any country once the variants have entered.

Sure, follow NZ if Japan wants to see their cases from the previous 2 years double in one month

Misrepresenting the effect of variants as if it was the cause is a very clear example of disinformation. This increase have already happened in Japan twice, once for delta and once for omicron. 

If you want to see the effect of variants AND failed policies compare with the increase in HK and Shanghai. The number of cases and deaths increased much more than just double

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Vaccines don’t stop transmission…. The minority don’t stop transmission either . The vaccines haven’t failed .. they’re designed to help minimize your chances of having a severe case …. The failures are on the minority who are anti everything as related to Covid. Those that have been and continue to whine about restrictions when here in Japan, we haven’t had any. I respect anyone and everyone’s opinion so long as they are stating patently false information and outright promoting reckless behaviors.

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Safety precautions in English

https://corona.go.jp/en/

Vaccination web site,

https://v-sys.mhlw.go.jp/en/

日本語

https://corona.go.jp/

https://v-sys.mhlw.go.jp/

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My bad …. Auto correct changed “aren’t” to “are” my sentence should read this ,

”I respect anyone and everyone’s opinion so long as they are stating patently false information and outright promoting reckless behaviors.”

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Steven

If you comment on my comments please don’t cherry pick to make different meanings.

I stated the chances of catching Omicron are minimal whilst outside in a park, and yes, all will catch Omicron/

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No …. I quoted you exactly and in context…, don’t spin your spin and self owned contradictions .

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Steven Mcacrthy

Totally untrue, you only quoted a part and left out the part about going out and enjoying te weather and going to the park. You make it sound like I’m saying it’s unlikely to catch Omicron on any circumstance.

Anyway, it’s all there for all to see and the truth is out there.

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