The Corona-pandemic keeps the world in suspense: More than 17 million people have been infected with the Coronavirus, 208.971 of them in Germany. The United States reported almost daily new record numbers.
The Japanese Prefecture of Okinawa, calls for Corona-pandemic emergency
Japan tourist Okinawa Prefecture due to rapid increase in the Corona case numbers declared a state of emergency. Governor Denny Tamaki called on the people to stay two weeks at home and to avoid is absolutely necessary trips. In the South of Japan, the island chain was the last recorded daily numbers new record-case, of which the majority of the stationed U.S. forces were found.
"We see an explosive spread of Infektionen", Tamaki told reporters. The state of emergency will up to 15. August imposed, because the hospitals were overwhelmed with the wave of new infections. The restrictions are in contrast to similar measures in Europe are not mandatory, nonetheless the requirements of the Japanese are generally respected.
Okinawa reported on Friday 71 new cases, bringing the total number of the Infected increased to 395. According to local authorities, the US armed forces are for 248 of these cases, what fuels the tensions between the US army and the population. The presence of the U.S. forces in Okinawa has long been controversial. On the Okinawa main island around 20,000 soldiers of the U.S. Navy, with the addition of thousands of additional armed forces from other army units.
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