The Tokyo city government confirmed 247 new cases of coronavirus this Saturday amid the strong trend of infections the country’s capital has been registering for weeks and amid efforts by incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to get a vaccine in view of the first six months of 2021.
The figure has increased Tokyo’s cumulative total to 20,569 cases in the capital, which recorded three digits of cases a day except for one in August, and hit a record 472 on the 1st of that month, according to the Japanese official Kyodo News Agency .
The country has recorded 66,400 cases and more than 1,200 deaths since the pandemic began.
Meanwhile, at a meeting this Friday, Abe announced a number of measures against the new coronavirus, including increasing the capacity of the country’s pre-flu season virus testing, with special attention to both the elderly and the elderly. who have underlying health problems.