Emperor Naruhito of Japan and his family will not leave Tokyo this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, mainly to prevent people from focusing on the usual places of their vacation and thus preventing infections, the royal family reported this Monday.
The royal family is therefore giving up their summer residences in Tochigi and Shizuoka prefectures, according to the Kiodo news agency, which was unable to confirm the plans of the current emperor’s parents, Akihito and Michiko.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has asked residents of the capital not to travel to other regions of the country due to the rebound in COVID-19 cases – 207 new this Tuesday. In fact, Tokyo has been banned from the tourism campaign aimed at boosting the economy.
Japanese authorities have reported that around 900 people across the country have tested positive in the past 24 hours. In addition to the capital, the development of the pandemic in the Osaka region, which is home to twice as many serious patients as Tokyo, is worrying.