Suga's announcement comes less than a week after he declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and three nearby prefectures.
The total number of coronavirus cases reported in Japan is 298,334, while the death toll stands at 3,962, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
The emergency declaration, covering 55% of Japan's population of 126 million, is set to last through February 7 and is much narrower in scope than the first one last spring.
The areas affected range from central Aichi, an industrial and commercial hub, to Fukuoka in the southwest, and Osaka, which has reported record new cases in recent days along with neighbouring Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures. Under the second state of emergency, declared nine months after the first, some service providers such as department stores and some entertainment facilities are also likely to cut their operating hours. The government has warned it will disclose the names of businesses that do not cooperate.
Fewer people than in a normal year walk in Kyoto, western Japan, on January 13, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In an effort to help the struggling services sector, the Government had previously encouraged citizens to travel domestically and dine out by offering generous subsidies.
A poll by Japan's public broadcaster NHK found similar numbers wanted the Games to be cancelled or delayed.
The 2020 Olympic Games originally slated for July of previous year due to the coronavirus pandemic are now on target to begin on July 23rd.
Japan made it through earlier surges in infections without a lockdown, but experts and officials warn that people are growing worn out and are becoming less cooperative than before.
Although - unlike most places in the world - the law does not now allow authorities to enforce these requests, the government is planning legislation to fine businesses that do not comply.
Japan Medical Association President Toshio Nakagawa said at a news conference Wednesday that medical systems in the country have been collapsing, with regular daily treatment at many hospitals compromised due to the growing burden of coronavirus patients.
Japanese coronavirus measures have relied heavily on widespread mask wearing, contact tracing and other safety measures.
Experts have also raised concerns about cases of more contagious variant of the coronavirus that has spread across Britain.
The four people are in their teens and 40s and were detected by the country's airport quarantine checks after arriving at Tokyo's Haneda Airport earlier this month.
The deaths of five more people were reported in the city on Tuesday, all linked to the outbreak at the Youville Home. The province saw 652 new cases after 9,300 tests were performed for a positivity rate of 6.8%.
The court asserted it had the power to suspend the legislation, but the stay must not be for an empty objective . The apex court has given time to the Union government to file an amicable solution to the agitation.
The curfew is needed to prevent gatherings that have fueled the rampant spread of the virus, Quebec Premier Francois Legault said. Quebec became the first province to enforce a curfew over the weekend to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
He was also on the team that helped secure a conviction of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry for cocaine possession. In a tweet, he called Garland "a sound choice" and "a man of great character, integrity, and tremendous competency in the law".
The Indian seamer was seen in the best of form as he bowled in full flow and finished with figures of 1-29 on Monday. After winning the toss , Puducherry elected to bat and put up a respectable score of 138 for six in 20 overs.
Ces plaintes font suite à l'ouverture d'une enquête administrative ordonnée par le ministre qui vise le juge Édouard Levrault . L'enquête a également été l'occasion d'examiner des facturations téléphoniques détaillées de l'actuel ministre de la justice.
French authorities reported 21,703 new daily cases and 277 deaths on Thursday, bringing the French death toll to 66,841. Stay-at-home restrictions, which include school closures, are expected to last until at least mid-February.
Shijiazhuang will begin a second round of nucleic acid testing Wednesday, which is scheduled to finish in two days. Across China, the number of new asymptomatic cases rose to 81 from 76 the previous day.
Five more deaths, three in long-term care homes, pushed the number of people in our region to die from the virus to 132. The same projections released today show there are outbreaks at 40 per cent of Ontario's long-term care homes.
Walmart Makes Fintech Move
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Cécilia Sarkozy rémunérée par l'Assemblée en 2002
Un emploi qui aurait duré 9 mois, et aurait permis " d'assurer un suivi des dossiers " assure le cabinet de Nicolas Sarkozy . Contacté par Le Canard , Cécilia Attias n'a pas souhaité s'exprimer sur le sujet.
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BC reports 446 cases, 9 deaths, 1 new outbreak
Joseph's Hospital . 173 of the 1,475 new infections found in B.C. have been attributed to the health authority. That includes 368 patients in hospital, 72 of whom are in intensive care or critical care units.