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Asia Today: Central Japan region put under virus emergency

Added 08-06-20 12:03:02am EST - “A governor in central Japan announced a state of emergency Thursday due to rising virus cases and asked businesses and people to curb their activities, especially during an upcoming holiday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Asia Today: Central Japan region put under virus emergency”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

TOKYO (AP) - A governor in central Japan announced a state of emergency Thursday due to rising virus cases and asked businesses and people to curb their activities, especially during an upcoming holiday.

Aichi prefecture has been seeing more than 100 new infections reported daily since mid-July after an extended period of zero new daily cases. The prefecture includes the major city of Nagoya and the headquarters of Toyota Motor Corp., Japan’s top automaker.

Gov. Hideaki Ohmura told reporters businesses are being asked to close altogether or close early, and people are being asked to stay home at night, to prevent infections from spreading.

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The requests continue through Aug. 24, a period that coincides with Japanese Obon holidays, when schools and many companies close.

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