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Sat Aug 01 03:29:43
...around the world:

Japan's Okinawa declares state of emergency as virus cases soar

Japan's Okinawa region has declared a state of emergency and asked people to stay home for two weeks as the popular tourist destination sees an "explosive spread" of coronavirus cases.

Governor Denny Tamaki on Friday asked residents to avoid non-essential outings following a record new daily addition to the southern island's total cases, the majority of which have been detected among US forces based there.

"We're seeing an explosive spread of infections. We declare a state of emergency" through August 15, Tamaki told reporters, adding hospitals were being overwhelmed by the surge.

The measures are non-compulsory and without the aggressive enforcement measures seen in Europe, but similar requests from authorities have been widely respected in Japan.

Okinawa reported 71 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing its total to 395.

US forces account for 248 of those cases, according to the local government, which has created tensions with local officials, including the governor who has said he was "shocked" by the high numbers.


Why don’t they ban the Americans? Tell them to go home?
Sat Aug 01 03:47:45
The real reason?

The commander of the U.S. Forces in Japan is reaffirming his nation’s support of Japan’s protests over Chinese ships increasingly venturing into the economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands.
Sat Aug 01 04:40:45
Habebe, my grand daughter is a Nurse in Okinawa. The last time we talked to her she said the Hospital she works at has no cases at the moment. That was a couple of weeks ago. However the Military Bases have a lot.
Sat Aug 01 05:29:57
Nobody wants the Americans anymore
Sat Aug 01 06:02:20
Tom, It is very prevalent in the bases. As such they should quarantine the bases as much as possible.
The Children
Sat Aug 01 07:49:06
dirty disease spreaders.
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