Coronavirus pandemic last: September 23, 2022

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Here are the latest COVID-19 updates from Japan and beyond:

  • Japan will remove its limit on daily arrivals on October 11 as part of the easing of COVID-19 border controls, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday.
  • A big international tourist event kicked off in Japan for the first time in two years on Thursdaywith the travel industry hoping to overcome the setbacks of the coronavirus pandemic as the country gradually eases its border restrictions.
  • Japan will ask Foreign Guests Attending Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s State Funeral Next Week To Wear Protective Face Masks to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the top government spokesperson said on Thursday.
  • Foreign visitors to Japan reached 100,000 in August for the fifth consecutive month following a easing of border controlsgovernment data showed on Wednesday, and the figure is likely to continue rising as Japan seeks to lift the entry limit.

  • Thailand will downgrade COVID-19 to a “monitored communicable disease” of a “dangerous communicable disease,” effective Oct. 1, the prime minister’s office said Wednesday.
  • The average price of residential land in Japan rose by 0.1 percent on July 1, compared to the previous year, rises for first time in 31 years as country’s economy recovers from coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Tuesday.

  • Japan on Tuesday started rolling out vaccines against the Omicron coronavirus variant as part of efforts to stem the ongoing seventh wave of COVID-19 infections in the country.
  • The number of babies born in Japan and to Japanese expats from January to June fell 5.0 percent from a year earlier fewer than 400,000 for the first time since 2000, amid the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, recent government data shows.
  • Japanese policymakers expect further reopening of Japan’s borders to foreign visitors will breathe life into inbound tourism affected by travel restrictions from COVID-19.
  • The end of the new coronavirus pandemic may be approaching and people should therefore step up their efforts to prevent further spread, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
  • Japan will roll out vaccines against the Omicron coronavirus variant from next week and providing them free of charge after a health ministry panel approved their classification as special temporary inoculations on Wednesday.
  • Japan’s health ministry on Monday approved the production and sale of vaccines against the Omicron variant of the coronaviruswith the government to send the shots to local municipalities from September 19.

  • The Japanese government said on Monday it must strike balance between opening up to foreign travelers and keeping the coronavirus pandemic under controlas it looks set to revive the world’s third largest economy, which has been hit hard by the absence of tourists.
  • Japan revises its border control policy to limit daily imports below 50,000. to keep and will remove it in the “not so distant future”, A government spokesman said on Sunday.

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