Japan’s daily COVID-19 cases top 3,000 for 2nd day in row

Japan’s daily cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday topped 3,000 for the second day in a row as fears over the impact of the sharp rebound on the country’s medical system and the economy continue to intensify. Osaka confirmed 905 new cases of the virus, setting an all-time high for the third straight day, as the western Japan prefecture has come under a medical state of emergency. With the number of infections rapidly rebounding in many other parts, not just in and around Osaka and Tokyo, which reported 545 additional cases on the same day, the government is considering expanding areas covered by a quasi-state of emergency to enable local authorities to toughen anti-virus measures.

Source: Japan’s daily COVID-19 cases top 3,000 for 2nd day in row