On Lebanon, Macron told Trump sanctions can play into Iran's hands, official says    Shooting heard at scene of demonstrations in central Beirut    Tennis: Martic sets up semi-final against Kontaveit in Palermo    Algeria eases coronavirus restrictions, including travel curbs and curfew    Lebanon's Aoun, UK's Johnson agree to work on recovery from blast    Gold prices in Egypt decline significantly on Saturday    Egypt cancels tender for establishing 200MW power plant in West Nile    Juventus will evaluate everything, says club president    Russia's Sberbank structures Islamic trade finance deal to supply wheat to Egypt    A statement victory from Manchester City but Guardiola keeps his cool    Egyptian expats to vote for Senate elections by mail starting Sunday    Egypt records 141 new coronavirus cases, 20 deaths on Friday    Beijing's HK office says US sanctions "clowning actions" as tensions escalate    Lebanon navigates food challenge with no grain silo and few stocks    Microsoft could buy TikTok for as much as $30 billion    Around 50,000 tourists visited Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada since easing lockdown    Trump issues executive orders banning WeChat and TikTok in 45 days    Egypt, Greece sign maritime demarcation agreement    Africa passes 1M confirmed virus cases; true number far more    Philippines records most coronavirus cases in eastern Asia after new surge    Egypt's net foreign reserves edge up to $38.315 bln in July: Central Bank    IMF says exploring ways to aid Lebanon, calls for movement on reforms    Call for submissions for Egypt's 'Golden Talent' competition for people with special needs    South Africa calls for 'amicable solution' for GERD    Egypt records 123 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths on Wednesday    Egypt rejects Ethiopia's latest proposal on GERD: Irrigation ministry    Don't miss the concerts of Boghdady Jazz Big band    My visual diary    African Champions League final will be played on Oct. 16-17, CAF says    Egypt invites Tesla's founder to visit Giza Pyramids after controversial tweets    Sisi: Egypt favours negotiations over a military solution to resolve Nile dam crisis: Al-Sisi    No room to delay Egyptian Premier League games – EFA's board member    Egypt's President Sisi ratifies extending state of emergency for 3 months    Egypt Cup games to resume after Premier League finishes: EFA    The Facebook Preacher's Search for Fame, and Egypt's Economy    Arafa Holding reports $144,000 COVID-19-related losses in April    Egypt's efforts in Libya to activate free will of Libyan people: Al-Sisi    Egypt calls on UNSC to address oil spill risks off Yemen coast    Egypt economically strong in face of COVID-19, reforms ongoing: International Cooperation Minister    Hyksos campaigns were internal takeover, not foreign invaders: study    COVID-19 affects Egypt sporting clubs    COVID-19 will soon turn to seasonal like swine flu: Presidential Health Advisor    ‘Egypt's Support' coalition convenes to discuss its Senate election list    Robbery attempt leads to discovery of Ptolemaic monuments in Qena    Flouting international guidance, Ethiopia unilaterally starts filling its Nile dam    Google ‘translate' ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs    Zaha speaks out after online racial abuse    Farwell to 74-year old Egyptian military production minister El-Assar    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Japan's capital sees biggest rise in coronavirus cases in two months
Published in Ahram Online on 02 - 07 - 2020

Tokyo confirmed 107 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, its highest daily tally in two months, but Japan's chief cabinet secretary said there was no need to reintroduce a state of emergency.
The Japanese capital, with 14 million people, had initially sought to hold new daily cases at fewer than 20 after the government lifted the state of emergency on May 25, only to see its tally consistently exceed 50 over the past week.
Tokyo's daily count last rose above 100 on May 2. On Wednesday, it confirmed 67 new cases.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said about 70% of cases on Thursday were among people in their 20s and 30s.
"It's really unpleasant that it is increasing somewhat. I'd like to ask all Tokyo residents and everyone at businesses for their cooperation to prevent that," she said.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters he didn't think there was a need for a fresh state of emergency.
"We'll continue to pay attention to the infection situation in the area with a sense of urgency, and work to both prevent spreading of infection and support economic activity," he said.
Officials have also said the medical system can handle existing infections and that increased testing partly explains the rise in confirmed cases.
Despite more cases in Tokyo, Japan, with about 19,000 cases and 976 deaths, has reported a lower overall rate of infection than many countries.
More than 10.7 million people have been reported to be infected by the coronavirus globally and over 515,00 0 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
This week, Tokyo said it would move away from numerical targets in favour of more reliance on expert advice to rein in the virus and avert more economic damage.


Clic here to read the story from its source.