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Japan may prematurely lift state of emergency due to COVID-19 in some prefectures
The Japanese government plans on Thursday to decide on the early lifting of the state of emergency in some areas of the country, NHK reported on Tuesday.
Restrictions can be relaxed in more than 30 prefectures, where the incidence of coronavirus infections has declined.
It is expected that restrictions will continue in some prefectures, including Tokyo.
On Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would make a statement after consulting with an expert group.
The group will also include economic experts who will help the government find a balance between preventing the spread of coronavirus and resuming the economy.
On April 7, the government declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures. It was later extended throughout the country until May 31.
Currently, in Japan there are almost 16 thousand confirmed cases of the disease. The death toll is more than 650 people.
Japan after the United States approved the use of remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19
Remdesivir will be given only to patients with severe symptoms of coronavirus
Japan on Thursday approved remdesivir from Gilead Sciences Inc as a drug for treating COVID-19, making it the first officially approved drug in the country to fight coronavirus disease. It is reported by Reuters.
Japan made a decision three days after an American pharmaceutical company applied for expedited treatment authorization.
A spokesperson for the Japanese Ministry of Health told a press briefing that remdesivir would only be given to patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms.
Japan prepares to meet with UFOs
The Japanese began training after the Pentagon published videos of supposedly UFOs
The Ministry of Defense of Japan began to develop a scenario in case of meeting with unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
It is reported by The Japan Times.
Protocols are being developed for responding, recording, and reporting UFO contacts.
According to the current rules, if an unidentified object intrudes into the airspace of Japan, fighter pilots will find out where it came from and make it land. But the military does not know whether this will work with UFOs and whether they will be able to fix them from the ground.
Kono recalled the alleged UFO videos recently announced by the Pentagon. “To be honest, I don’t believe in UFOs. But since the Ministry of Defense released this video, we would like to hear from the United States about their intentions and analysis of the facilities, ”the minister explained.
Recall, April 27, the US Department of Defense published videos of alleged UFOs.
"Self-isolation police" of civic activists appear in Tokyo
A kind of "self-isolation police" has appeared in Tokyo, consisting of socially active citizens who walk around the metropolis in search of open establishments, such as snack bars, cafes, and game salons, and demand that they close. This was reported by the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper.
They place ads with requirements to close establishments. The text is usually this: "Please refrain from work until the end of the emergency. If you do not, I will report to the police."
At the same time, the Tokyo authorities did not require all establishments to close for isolation, many continue to work in compliance with sanitary standards.
Many people have a question, why the activists of the "isolation police" themselves do not sit at home? There was even a call: "Police self-isolation, self-isolation!".
Acne in Tokyo Aquarium began to forget people: they will be called via video chat
In Sumida Tokyo Aquarium, which has been quarantined due to coronavirus since March 1, they noticed that garden eels began to forget how people look, which complicates checking their health status. The video chat will help to solve the problem.