Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga – Photo: REUTERS
Speaking on September 9, Mr. Suga said that the extension of the state of emergency in the capital Tokyo and many other areas is to help restore the health system that is buckling because of the epidemic. According to the Japanese government, the number of cases in the country is on the decline and vaccination rates increase.
“The vaccination for those who want to be vaccinated will be completed by October or November 2021. From there, we will relax restrictions using proof of vaccination or test results.” – Reuters news agency quoted the Japanese prime minister as saying.
Kyodo News reported that Japan may relax its ban on large-scale events. Meanwhile newspaper Nikkei reported that the government also plans to shorten the quarantine period to 14 days for foreigners who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter.
Japan has applied a state of emergency on nearly 80% of the population to control the 5th wave of the epidemic. Emergency measures include limiting the operating hours of shops and alcohol sales. People are asked to limit going out and travel.
Cambodia continues to blockade the capital
People buy and sell at a market in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on August 12 – Photo: REUTERS
The Cambodian capital Phnom Penh extended the blockade for another 2 weeks while the number of new cases nationwide increased, recording 589 cases on September 9. Thailand’s number of cases also jumped to more than 16,000 cases.
According to the newspaper Khmer TimesPhnom Penh will continue administrative measures and stop activities with high risk of COVID-19 infection for another 14 days from September 9 to September 23.
Specifically, the restrictive measure will apply to public and private educational institutions, club businesses such as karaoke, bars, discos, beer gardens, casinos, eco-zones, museums. , amusement park, massage, sauna, gym, sports center.
Public gatherings or gatherings of alcohol are also prohibited.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Cambodia announced on September 9 has increased to 589 cases, including 441 community infections and 148 imported cases. The number of cases due to the Delta variant also increased to 3,323 cases nationwide.
Meanwhile, neighboring Thailand, also added more than 16,000 cases and 220 deaths on September 9. The country had just over 14,170 cases as of September 8, when the number of daily cases has been on the decline since its peak in mid-August 2021.