Japan PM says ‘virus recognises no holidays’, urges ministers’ vigilance |

Yoshihide Suga, Japan
Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s prime minister, said the virus ‘recognises no year-end or New Year holidays’. — Pool pic via Reuters

TOKYO, Dec 28 — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga today asked his ministers to remain ready to implement measures to prevent the further spread of coronavirus infections, after daily case numbers hit a string of record highs in recent days.

“The virus recognises no year-end or New Year holidays. I ask each minister to raise the level of their sense of urgency and thoroughly carry out counter measures,” Suga told a meeting of the government’s taskforce on coronavirus responses. — Reuters

Japan PM says ‘virus recognises no holidays’, urges ministers’ vigilance |