Japan on 'Maximum Alert' after Record Virus Cases, Says PM

Japan on 'Maximum Alert' after Record Virus Cases, Says PM”

The city's highest alert level on a scale of four indicates that "infections are spreading" compared with the previous level of "infections appear to be spreading".

Japan recorded in thelast 24 hours more than 2,000 new daily infections ofcoronavirus , which is thehighest figure to date and confirms the new surge ofinfections affecting Tokyo and other regions of the country. He also asked people to wear masks when dining, removing them only when they put food in their mouths and immediately put them back on while talking quietly.

Some analysts blame the resurgence in infections on the government's campaign for discounted domestic travel and dining out, which was aimed at supporting the ailing tourism and restaurant industries.

"We are going hard and we are going early".

"It's time to buckle up again, (asterisk) Omi said".

"We have one chance, one chance, and will be throwing all our resources at it because we know the consequences of getting it wrong", Marshall said.

India's tally has reached 8,912,907 as 38,617 new cases were registered across the country on November 18.

South Korea's KOSPI rose 0.37% on Wednesday, though worries about new cases capped gains.

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Coronavirus infections in Tokyo hit a record daily high of 493 cases on Wednesday, as local media reported the Japanese capital was preparing to raise its alert level for infections to the highest of four stages. The drug, developed by Fujifilm, is not a vaccine but rather a treatment for coronavirus symptoms.

Japan's nationwide tally also hit a new high of 2,363, according to public broadcaster NHK.

For medical preparedness - a separate category - Tokyo kept its alert at the second-highest level, indicating a need to boost hospital capacity but a notch below critical levels.

This number exceeds the new record of infections that had been reached last Saturday, of 1,736 infected and that was the third consecutive mark.

Officials in the city are drawing up plans to reinstate some curbs, such as lockdowns of some markets, and are seeking federal approval to further cut the number of guests at large events such as weddings.

New Zealand reported two new cases of COVID-19, both detected in recent returnees in managed isolation.

A anxious Suga told reporters that he wants people to use masks even during meals.

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