Tokyo Governor Urges People To Stay Home

Tokyo governor urges people to stay home

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko has called on residents to refrain from non-essential, non-urgent outings, following the confirmation of 118 new cases of coronavirus infections in the prefecture.

In a comment released on Saturday, Koike added that there is sufficient capacity to treat patients this weekend, and that those with mild or no symptoms will be moved to hotels in accordance with the health ministry's instructions, as she had announced on Friday.

Less People Around Tokyo's Ikebukuro Station

Less people around Tokyo's Ikebukuro station

Saturday morning around Tokyo's Ikebukuro station was quieter than usual as people appeared to be following a request to stay home. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government continues to urge against nonessential weekend outings as a way of containing the coronavirus.

Department stores stand shuttered behind posters advising of temporary closures. The district's major electronics stores have also shortened their opening hours.

Tokyo Gov. Urges People Not To Go To Night Spots

Tokyo gov. urges people not to go to night spots

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko is urging people not to spend time in bars and other spots operating during the nighttime hours, in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

She was speaking at a news conference on Monday evening, following a recent spike in the number of the coronavirus infections in the capital.

Tokyo Govt. Urges People To Stay Home At Night

Tokyo govt. urges people to stay home at night

Japan has so far been spared from the worst effects of the coronavirus pandemic. But health authorities are afraid that may now be changing.

Tokyo is emerging as the epicenter of the outbreak in the country. The Metropolitan Government is calling on people to stay at home after sunset, to help curb the spread.

Less People Around Tokyo's Shibuya Station

Less people around Tokyo's Shibuya station

A request by Tokyo's governor that people stay home this weekend amid the coronavirus outbreak had shown some results on Saturday morning. Observers reported seeing fewer people than usual around the major rail hub of Shibuya.

A few people were sitting on the benches near the Hachiko dog statue, a popular meeting spot.

Radwimps Release New Song For People Battling Coronavirus

RADWIMPS release new song for people battling coronavirus

RADWIMPS have released a new song titled "Light The Light" for people battling the new coronavirus. 

RADWIMPS were supposed to kick off their nationwide tour 'KONNICHIWA NIPPON TOUR 2020,' but due to the pandemic, it was postponed. On the song, Noda Yojiro (Vo, G), "Our song 'Light The Light', which was written for people battling the coronavirus, will begin streaming on various platforms at 12:00 am. Tomorrow was supposed to be the first day of our tour, the first day at Kyocera Dome. It's frustrating. I will never forget this frustration."

Japan To Ask People To Avoid Travel To Europe

Japan to ask people to avoid travel to Europe

Japan's Foreign Ministry is planning to ask citizens to refrain from traveling to almost all parts of Europe in response to the spread of the new coronavirus.

The ministry has already advised people not to visit five regions, mostly in northern Italy, by issuing a Level 3 Travel Advisory and Warning.

Ruling Soon On 2016 Killings Of Disabled People

Ruling soon on 2016 killings of disabled people

A Japanese court will soon hand down a ruling on the killings of 19 people with intellectual disabilities at a care facility in Sagamihara City, near Tokyo, in 2016.

The Yokohama District Court is scheduled to issue a verdict on Satoshi Uematsu on Monday afternoon. The 30-year-old used to work at the facility, Tsukui Yamayuri-en.

Japan To Deny Entry To People From Northern Italy

Japan to deny entry to people from northern Italy

Japan is set to deny entry to visitors from northern parts of Italy. The Italian areas have been virtually locked down, amid efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

The Japanese government is preparing to add northern areas of Italy to the coronavirus travel ban list. People visiting from regions on the list have been barred from entering Japan.

People Move Up Japan Travels To Avoid Quarantine

People move up Japan travels to avoid quarantine

People trying to get to Japan from China and South Korea are rushing to complete the trip before the government starts quarantining all arrivals from the two countries.

The Japanese government said earlier this week that from Monday it will require everyone coming from the two neighboring countries to be isolated at designated facilities for two weeks, as part of measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

Experts Urge Young People To Avoid Spreading Virus

Experts urge young people to avoid spreading virus

Health experts in Japan continue to refine the advice they offer in response to the coronavirus outbreak. They're now urging people, especially younger generations, to be on the alert even if they don't show major symptoms.

Japan Community Healthcare Organization President Shigeru Omi said, " We have come to believe that people with mild symptoms play an important role in spreading the virus without knowing it. In particular, young people are unlikely to become seriously ill, making it very difficult to see the danger they may pose to others. As a result, they infect many middle aged and elderly people, putting them at risk."

28 People Have Fever After Landing From Ship

28 people have fever after landing from ship

Japan's health minister says 28 passengers have developed fevers or other symptoms after disembarking from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Katsunobu Kato said at a Diet committee meeting on Tuesday that the passengers are among those who have responded to his ministry's follow-up surveys.

2 People On 5th Charter Flight Rushed To Hospital

2 people on 5th charter flight rushed to hospital

Sources say two people have been rushed to hospital after arriving in Japan from China on the fifth flight chartered by the Japanese government.

The flight from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, landed at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Monday morning. It was carrying 36 Japanese nationals and 29 Chinese, many of whom are spouses.