Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday his government will take all possible measures to protect the country’s medical system

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday his government will take all possible measures to protect the country’s medical system, as hospitals creak under the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suga also stated that the health authorities will exhaust all measures to safeguard the medical system

Suga this month issued a state of emergency for Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures in a bid to stem a resurgence of infections. He expanded it to seven more prefectures, including Osaka and Kyoto in western Japan.

Japan, though less seriously hit by the pandemic than many other advanced economies, has seen infections spike in recent weeks, prompting Japan Medical Association president Toshio Nakagawa to say the nation’s medical system is collapsing.



Comments are Closed