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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan missed opportunities to coordinate coronavirus testing and secure hospital beds in the months before the pandemic's third wave, health officials, doctors and experts say, missteps that hampered its response as winter set in.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The once-delayed Tokyo Olympics may not go ahead this summer as planned as the COVID-19 pandemic rages, a Japanese cabinet minister said on Thursday, saying the host needs to be ready for anything.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday the government intended to offer maximum support to hospitals that take in COVID-19 patients, as the country faces a steep climb in cases.
TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN): Japan has expanded its Covid-19 state of emergency to seven more prefectures, covering the major cities of Osaka, Nagoya, Kobe and Fukuoka, in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus nationwide.
LONDON (Reuters) - Team GB Chef de Mission Mark England said on Wednesday he was confident the Tokyo Olympics would go ahead this year but athletes could expect them to be very different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): An Italian was found to have been infected with Covid-19 in November 2019, making her "patient zero" of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, which has been one of the deadliest in Europe.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government is continuing with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer as planned, following a postponement because of the coronavirus pandemic, chief cabinet secretary Katsunobu Kato said on Wednesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government plans to expand a state of emergency it declared for the Tokyo area last week to seven additional prefectures on Wednesday in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, public broadcaster NHK reported.