Sputnik, Reuters and Afp
Newspaper La Jornada
Sunday, July 24, 2022, p. 6
Tokyo. Japan yesterday reported 200,975 new cases of covid-19 in the past 24 hours amid the seventh wave of infections in the country, a new maximum so far in the pandemic, the NHK chain reported, citing the authorities local.
In addition, 17 of the island’s 47 prefectures have recorded maximum daily cases since the start of the pandemic.
Since the beginning of July, Japan has experienced a drastic growth in infections, for which the authorities announced the start of a new wave. Specialists attribute the increase to the rapid spread of the new BA.5 subvariant of omicron.
In total, Japan has detected some 11 million infections and more than 31,700 deaths so far in the pandemic.
Vaccination promoted in China
On the other hand, Chinese vaccines against the virus are safe and have been applied to leaders of the state and the ruling Communist Party, including President Xi Jinping, local authorities said, as Beijing steps up efforts to allay public opinion concerns. public.
This is the first time that China clearly mentions the vaccination status of Chinese leaders, a year and a half after the start of the immunization campaign.
The Asian giant registers only a few hundred new infections per day, while the authorities have great difficulty in convincing citizens to get vaccinated, especially the elderly. The population believes that there is no longer an emergency situation, at the same time that they distrust the quality of Chinese biologicals.
All the leaders of the Communist Party and the State were vaccinated against covid-19 and inoculated with vaccines produced in ChinaZeng Yixin, Vice Minister of Health, said yesterday.
This shows that our leaders take the prevention and control of covid-19 very seriously and have great confidence in Chinese vaccines.Zeng declared at a press conference.
The most widely used Chinese vaccines are those of the private laboratory Sinovac and those of the state pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm.
The pandemic has left 6 million 383 thousand 155 deaths and 569 million 458 thousand 423 infections in the world, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University.