The Japanese government registered 193 new cases of COVID-19 this Thursday, a daily rate that has not been reached since the beginning of May and is responding to the upturn in the capital Tokyo in recent days after work and social activities have resumed .
In Tokyo alone, 107 new cases were confirmed, the worst data since May 2, when 154 were confirmed, at that time with Japan in a state of emergency, the Kiodo agency said. The authorities have attributed part of this recovery to the contagion of young people, largely due to nightlife offices and facilities.
Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike admitted that “many people are concerned” about the increase in cases and urged the population to exercise caution, such as avoiding visits to bars and clubs.
Central government spokesman Yoshihide Suga has confirmed that Shinzo Abe’s executive is closely following the situation in the capital, despite denying that action is needed. “The current situation does not require a different state of emergency to be declared,” he said.
Japan has registered more than 19,700 cases of coronavirus and approximately 990 deaths from COVID-19, the disease from this outbreak, as of Thursday.