Yoshihide Suga, the Prime Minister of Japan is highly advised to introduce the state of emergency in this country; his counselors warn that it would be for the better, as the surge of incidence of coronavirus is observed in the Japanese capital city and its vicinities.
“There is a risk of a nationwide and rapid spread of infections taking place if the infection situation in Tokyo and surrounding regions do not subside,” said Shigeru Omi, head of the panel of public health experts, one of Suga's advisers. Reuters quoted him.
Local social media users are angry about these reports, wondering why the Cabinet would impose the lockdown, while it still considers hosting the Olympic Games this year.
“They asked us to stay home and promoted travel, they ask us to eat in small groups and promote restaurants. Their deeds are the exact opposite of their words,” wrote Twitter user Jinrui Minakyou.
"Since the start of the pandemic, Japan has recorded more than 245,000 cases and about 3,600 deaths - far fewer than many other countries. But the numbers have been climbing rapidly", wrote Reuters.