Japan to lift emergency as daily Covid-19 cases drop below 50

New Delhi (NVI): Japan is set to lift coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other prefectures in the country from tomorrow as daily new cases have fallen below 50, a 95 per cent decline from the April peak.

Two new coronavirus infections were reported in Tokyo yesterday, the lowest single-day tally since Japan declared a state of emergency last month, according to Kyodo News.

The number of new cases in Tokyo which grew rapidly in late March and peaked in mid-April, have recently remained below the threshold set by the Japanese government for imposing emergency measures, reports the news agency.

Tokyo has confirmed 5,138 cases so far. With eight new deaths yesterday, the death toll in Japan’s capital rose to 271.

Japan has recorded 16, 543 cases so far, with 13,005 recoveries and 814 deaths.

Meanwhile, the number of cases globally has crossed 5.25 million mark, with more than 339,000 deaths. A total of 5,260,970 cases have been recorded across 196 countries and 339,758 have died of the virus so far.