Japan on Monday reported 2,770 new coronavirus cases, down 3,168 from Sunday. Tokyo reported 270 new cases, down 279 from Sunday.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms nationwide was 75, down five from Sunday, health officials said.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 22.© Japan Today
Still huge numbers and many senseless deaths.
It's far from over.
But what about the positivity rate™? :O
Okay, so are we finally ready to ditch the 3x vaccine/PCR negative proof requirement for entry/re-entry into the country? Why is it that literally every other country barring China no longer asks people for this and hasn't for like a year now? For the purpose of travel, same day PCR test centers are either disappearing or jacking up their prices, because the use-case has become so rare- literally only Japan and China. I guess as much as these countries act as though they are diametrically opposed to each other on an ideological scale, endless and meaningless Covid hysteria seems to be something they share in common.
Why is it so much of a bother to you? It's a footnote in the pandemic everyone has forgotten. However, the mess the Chinese have made of the whole affair from the failed 0 policy, it's no wonder they are not going to drop restrictions anytime so.
I haven't forgotten it because it still affects me.
And who's fault is that
Sure, on May 8.
(coughs in US-American)
Uhh, the government's fault? Why would it be anyone else's fault? Again, basically no other country aside from China requires PCR tests or vaccine certificates to enter.
PCR tests or proof of vaccination is not required if you are a US citizen or a resident.
So it's okay if the USA do it to other nationals, but not okay if Japan does it, and you are basically complaining about not getting the same preferential treatment in Japan as in the USA.
Tourists shouldn't have to submit PCR tests or proof of vaccination for entry. Tax-paying, visa-holding, legal working residents and citizens especially should not have to.
Most countries already have already accepted the latter. Japan has not. The fact that the US policy is only slightly less garbage than Japan's does not change this fact.
Of course Japan has, in an extraordinarily unusual move they even gave a date when the measures will be dropped. At the risk of repeating myself: May 8.
Covid rampant in Japan yet still asking for the useless proof of three vaccinations or a PCR test?
Stuck-in- a -time -warp -Japan
Cases have been down since last week as more masks have been off the face !
Fewer masks. Fewer cases. Unsurprising.