Health care in Japan was running out of resources, while Covid-19 cases were growing rapidly

illume - The prevalence of hospital beds in hospitals and medical facilities treating patients with Covid-19 in Tokyo is 80%, Osaka 66%, Fukushima 60% and Gifu 63%.

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Particularly in Kobe city, this rate is up to 96%, with 154/160 beds being used. Resources are exhausted, while Covid-19 cases are growing rapidly.

Health care in Japan was running out of resources, while Covid-19 cases were growing rapidly
A series of canceled flights displayed on electronic boards of Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan – Photo: NIKKEI ASIA

Japan yesterday confirmed more than 5,300 new infections, 88 deaths. There are many infections in the home, followed by infection at work and eating places.

However, workplace infections seem to be on the rise after the last New Year holidays.

Before that, on January 14, the Japanese government has decided to suspend the application of a policy of loosening entry for commercial purposes to 11 priority countries and territories, including Vietnam, from 0:00 on January 14, 2021. Accordingly, the Japanese government will suspend the granting of new entry visas to foreigners, except for special cases such as funerals of relatives or births. For those who have been granted a visa, they will enter no later than 00:00 on January 21, 2021.