EbeneInfo – UA – Asia Today: Japan cases hit record in holiday travel

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TOKYO (AP) – The daily tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day in a row at 2508, the health ministry said on Sunday

Japan has recorded fewer than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far, avoiding the toll of hardest-hit countries But fears are growing over another wave A wave of criticism from lawmakers opposition and the public criticized the government for being too slow to end its « GoTo » tourism campaign, which encouraged travel and restaurants with discounts

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga canceled the campaign on Saturday, but only after many people had already made travel reservations for a three-day Thanksgiving weekend in Japan

Airports and restaurants are crowded Some say the government should have offered to pay for cancellations, or stepped up PCR testing instead, if the goal is to keep the economy running amid a pandemic Tutorials are circulating online on the correct way to eat and drink in restaurants while wearing masks

– South Korea says it will impose stricter social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area to fight a resurgence of the coronavirus, as the country recorded more than 300 new cases for the fifth day in a row Health Minister Park Neung-hoo on Sunday said authorities had found 62 virus clusters in the past two weeks He said the tougher Seoul area distancing guidelines would be enforced for two weeks from Tuesday Under the rules, nightclubs and other high-risk entertainment facilities are to close and late-night dining in restaurants will be banned. Customers are not allowed to eat or drink in cafes, internet cafes and restaurants. fitness centers, while audiences to sporting events will be limited to 10% of stadium capacity Earlier on Sunday, South Korea added 330 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the national total to 30,733, including 505 deaths

– India has registered 45,209 new cases amid a sharp increase in festival season in the capital and many other parts of the country At least three states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat – have imposed nighttime curfews in many cities The health ministry also recorded 501 deaths in the past 24 hours on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths to 133,227

– The states of South Australia and Victoria eased COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday as Australia enters summer in a better position to fight the hardest hit Victoria virus , spent 23 days without a new infection In response, Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announced a number of changes to restrictions Wearing a mask outdoors, which was until now mandatory, is no longer mandatory where the social distancing is possible Masks should always be worn indoors and worn at all times Home gatherings of up to 15 people will be allowed and up to 50 people may congregate outdoors Up to 150 people will be allowed to weddings, funerals or indoor religious services Residents of South Australia emerged from a statewide lockdown at midnight on Saturday and are now able to visit bars and restaurants in groups of up to 10 people and organize gatherings of up to 50 people with social distancing

– Authorities conduct mass tests and close schools after China reports three new cases transmitted to the country in the past 24 hours – two in the northern province of Inner Mongolia and one in Shanghai city of Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia, to start testing all of its residents on Sunday, a day after the two cases were discovered City has suspended classes and closed public places, telling residents not to gather for banquets Local authorities in Shanghai discovered another case on Saturday after testing 15,416 people following recent locally transmitted cases The city is testing all residents of Pudong New Area district China is already conducting mass tests on up to 3 million residents in the country’s northern Tianjin city after five cases were discovered there last week The total number of confirmed cases in China is 86,431

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EbeneInfo – AU – Asia Today: Japan cases hit record during vacation travel

Source: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Asia-Today-Cases-in-Japan-hit-record-amid-15745520.php

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