I don’t get a newspaper, so I get my news from the Internet or TV. I feel that the Internet and TV news is enough for me without paying more than 3,000 yen a month. I haven’t subscribed to a newspaper in many years, but I do buy one at a convenience store once in a while. It’s a way to pass the time. In Japan, newspapermen deliver the newspaper door to door every morning. In the cities, there is an evening edition in addition to the morning edition. I feel sorry for the people who deliver the newspapers, but I am sure that the number of newspaper subscriptions will decrease every year.
First of all, it has become a habit for me to look at Yahoo News several times a day. It has a wide variety of genres and the articles are updated every hour, so I never get bored.
Recently, the covid-19 status has been posted in the top right corner of the page, the most prominent place.
On April 23, at 11:55 p.m., the update said that the outbreak in Japan was
Current number of infected people: 50,795
Number of newly infected: 5,112
Total number of people infected: 558,291
Number of deaths: 9,871 (up 56 from the previous day)
Number of discharged patients: 497,625
The figures for the major cities of Tokyo and Osaka are as follows.
The current number of infected people in Tokyo is 5,802.
In Osaka, the number is 16,533, which is extremely high in Kansai.
The number of newly infected people in Japan peaked at about 8,000 on January 13, and dropped to 1,000 at the beginning of March, but it has been increasing ever since.
Let’s look at the world.
The number of newly infected people is 894,043 (up 7,658 from the previous day).
The total number of infected people is 144,358,956.
The total number of deaths is 3,066,113 (up 14,151 from the previous day).
Cumulative number of vaccinations in Japan: 1,667,994 (+136,009, as of April 22)
Although the number of vaccinations has increased considerably, I suspect that the end of Covid-19 is not being met quickly enough.
According to AFP BB News, on April 22, it was reported that India had the highest number of infected people in the world at 314,835 in one day. The rapid spread of the infection has been attributed to a “double mutation strain” of the virus, in which mutations occur in two places at the same time, and mass infections at large-scale events.
In Japan, a state of emergency will be declared in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto from April 25 to May 11. Japan will be on holiday from April 29 to May 5, the so-called Golden Week, and the biggest concern is whether the number of Covid-19 infections will decrease during this period.
The Tokyo Olympics will be held on July 23rd, just around the corner.
It has been reported that people who can no longer drink alcohol at night are drinking outdoors.
What happens to the number of infected people after the GW vacations will probably be the key to holding the Tokyo Olympics.