Japan Official Warns of ‘Medical Collapse’ If Covid Surge Continues

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The governor of Tokyo city’s neighboring Kanagawa prefecture on Friday warned of the risk of the health system collapsing if current coronavirus infection rates continued.

“This sudden increase in cases, in particular this situation where young people are getting infected, if this is to continue there is ample risk of a medical collapse,” Yuji Kuroiwa told the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan.

Japan on Friday expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas in addition to Tokyo following record spikes in infections as the capital hosts the Olympics.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared an emergency in Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba, near Tokyo, as well as in the western city of Osaka, effective Monday until August 31.

Emergency measures already in place in Tokyo will be extended until the end of August, after the Olympics and well into the Paralympics which start August 24.

Tokyo has reported a record increase in cases for three days in a row.

The cases have doubled since last week, although officials say the surge is unrelated to the Olympics.

Japan has recorded 15,166 fatalities from COVID-19, including 2,288 in Tokyo, since the pandemic began.

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