Мобильный 1 Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021
News Every Day |

Tokyo enters state of emergency to curb COVID-19 rise ahead of Olympics



Olympic host city Tokyo entered a fresh state of emergency on Monday, less than two weeks before the Games begin amid worries whether the measures can stem a rise in COVID-19 cases.

For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page.

Organizers last week announced that spectators would be banned from nearly all venues, all but depriving of Japan of hopes for Games with public spectacle.

Spectators from abroad had been banned months ago, and officials are now asking residents to watch on TV.

“We would ask people to support athletes from home,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said on a Sunday TV program.

The Games, postponed from last year because of the pandemic, run from July 23 to August 8, while the state of emergency - the capital’s fourth - lasts until August 22, shortly before the Paralympics begin.

The government and organizers had long seen the event as a chance to display the country’s recovery from a devastating 2011 earthquake and nuclear crisis.

On Saturday, the governor of Fukushima prefecture, site of the nuclear disaster, said spectators would also be banned from softball and baseball games there, reversing an earlier decision.

World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic said on Sunday he was “50-50” about competing at the Tokyo Olympics following the organizers’ decision to ban fans from attending and limits on the number of people he can take to the Games.

Some of the sport’s biggest names, including Rafa Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios, Serena Williams and Simona Halep have already announced decisions to skip the Games.

Japan has not seen the explosive coronavirus outbreak seen elsewhere but has recorded more than 815,440 cases and nearly 15,000 deaths.

Recent rises in Tokyo have been particularly worrisome amid a vaccination rollout that got off to a slow start and has faced supply glitches after speeding up. Only about 28 percent of the population has received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Tokyo recorded 614 new cases on Sunday, the 22nd straight day of week-on-week gains, and many areas were crowded with shoppers.

The coronavirus curbs include asking restaurants to close early and stop serving alcohol in exchange for a government subsidy, measures that have hit the eateries hard and caused many to complain of unfairness as the Games are set to go ahead.

Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is also in charge of the pandemic response, sparked outrage when he suggested late on Thursday he would ask banks to put pressure on eateries that do not comply with the stricter measures.

In an about-face, the government’s top spokesperson Kato said on Friday it had decided banks would not be asked to press restaurants and bars that do not follow the government request to stop serving alcohol under the emergency restrictions.

But Kozo Hasegawa, president of Global-Dining Inc (7625.T), which runs 43 restaurants including one that inspired a bloody fight scene in the movie “Kill Bill: Volume I”, said on Friday that he would not obey the rules and would open as normal.

Read more:

Tokyo Olympics organizers bow to pressure for ‘stay home’ Games

Tokyo Olympics will be held without spectators: Games minister

Japan to declare virus emergency lasting through Olympics

Read also

Katsina rival bandits clash, four killed over woman, residents desert farms

Dodgers finalizing Max Scherzer, Trea Turner deal in massive trade deadline twist

Los Angeles school district mandates weekly Covid-19 TESTS for returning students and staff, regardless of vaccination

Слот 7

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

What is the future scenario of global Paperless Digital Banking?

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here


Авто

Поставили гусеничный экскаватор UMG E220C в Ростовскую область




Новости России
Game News

Киноман. Фильмы. 1.1


Russian.city


В многопрофильной медицинской клинике НАКФФ начали применять барокамеру для восстановления пациентов после ковида


Губернаторы России
Бизнес

Бизнес как искусство: Алиса Лобанова о том, как она построила империю детства


Культуру вождения в Нижнем Новгороде оценили на 3,2 балла

Наш «Спутник» завоевывает мир!

Впервые за полвека российскую ракету «Союз» окрасят в новые цвета

Наш «Спутник» завоевывает мир


Моргенштерн занял второе место среди самых успешных российских звезд по версии Forbes

Мацуев: Чайковский точно не испортил церемонию награждения

Певица Зара: У меня растут дети, о которых я мечтала

Песня, басня и стендап


Журналист вывесил флаг России на теннисном матче Медведева

Украинки Костюк и Калинина поднялись на самые высокие в карьере места в рейтинге WTA

Россиянин Кирилл Скачков на Олимпийских играх прошел в третий круг турнира по настольному теннису

Российские бадминтонисты Иванов и Созонов уступили датчанам на Играх в Токио




«РАБОТАТЬ В РОССИИ»: LG НА ТОРЖЕСТВЕННОМ ОТКРЫТИИ И ПАНЕЛЬНОЙ ДИСКУССИИ 3-Й СМЕНЫ ВСЕРОССИЙСКОГО МОЛОДЕЖНОГО ФОРУМА «ТЕРРИТОРИЯ СМЫСЛОВ 2021»

Парадокс «Спартака», характер «Зенита» и «Локомотива» и удачный дебют Березуцкого: чем запомнился первый тур РПЛ

В Мордовии росгвардейцы отработали сопровождение воинского груза в ходе учения «Заслон-2021»

Сироты Нижнего Новгорода не останутся без внимания и заботы


Вместе с миром, а не вопреки

День 30 июля в истории

В Петербурге ввели обязательную вакцинацию 80% работников сферы услуг, госпредприятий и чиновников

Триста бригад коммунальных служб работают во время непогоды в Москве



Путин в России и мире







Персональные новости
Moscow.media