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Experts attending the Kovid-19 Health Ministry Advisory Board meeting spoke of the daily records of increasing cases over the past two weeks in Tokyo.
Experts argued that despite widespread vaccination activities with the 4th state of emergency implemented in Tokyo, cases of Kovid-19 may not show a downward trend.
Referring to the 2020 Paralympic Games which will be held from August 24 to September 5, Wakita Takaji, president of the National Epidemics Institute (NIID), called “not to accept spectators” at the tournament.
Speaking at the meeting, the professor from Kyoto University. Nishiura Hiroshi said that although “optimistic predictions are made” in the short term, the truth will emerge in the long term.
Nişiura said bed capacity for critically ill patients in the capital Tokyo was almost full in mid-August, putting more strain on health infrastructure.
Speaking at the meeting, according to Kyodo news agency, a public health center official in Tokyo noted that the number of people over the age of 65 who tested positive despite being vaccinated against the virus was increasing by the day. day.
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The state of emergency in Tokyo and surrounding states, as well as in the southern city of Osaka and the island of Okinawa, is expected to be lifted by the end of August.
Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide announced that the decision to accept spectators for the 2020 Paralympic Games will be made “depending on the evolution of Kovid-19 cases”.
The highest number of daily cases has been detected in Japan since the outbreak began yesterday. The number of cases of Kovid-19 in the country increased by 15 thousand 813 and reached 1 million 71 thousand 411.
The number of deaths from the virus rose to 15,346 yesterday. Across the country, 1,332 people are being treated for Kovid-19 in intensive care units.
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