Japan recorded a surge in new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with infections reaching four-month highs in the major metropolitan areas of Tokyo and Osaka, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads. Omicron variant.
The new cases of Covid-19 they rose to 2,198 in the capital Tokyo, while 1,711 were recorded in the western prefecture of Osaka, almost triple the previous day. These are the highest levels since early September.
The Covid-19 cases throughout Japan they will exceed 10,000 this Wednesday, according to a tally by broadcaster TBS. This figure would be the highest nationwide in a single day since September 9.
“We must prepare for the rapid spread of infections to continue,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told the media, noting that omicron was detected in most regions of the country.
On Sunday, Japan tightened coronavirus restrictions in three regions hosting US military installations, after omicron outbreaks at the bases appeared to have spread to surrounding communities.
The first Minister, Fumio Kishida, said on Tuesday that Japan will maintain strict border restrictions until February to curb the spread of omicron.