2022年01月22日

1月22日:日本の最新英語ニュース:47都道府県の過半数がまん延防止適用など



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東京:コロナ新規感染者が3日連続の過去最高
「まん延防止」適用追加で47都道府県の過半数
専門家:テストが少なく、緩いオミクロン対策
自殺者数は2年ぶり減少したが、まだ2万越え
統計不正問題:国交省が次官ら10人を処分
原発事故後に甲状腺がん :6人が東電提訴
中国:コロナ不安の中、3日間の聖火リレーを義務付け
国連長官:コロナ、気候、紛争により世界は悪化
国連安保理:北朝鮮ミサイルに関する緊急会議を開催





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"Tokyo records 9,699 new COVID cases on Jan. 21, 3rd straight record high.
Japan's capital reported 9,699 coronavirus cases on Jan. 21, marking a new high for the third day in a row after recording 8,638 infections on Jan. 20 and 7,377 cases on Jan. 19.
Of the 9,699 new patients, 4,521 had received two COVID-19 vaccine shots, 100 one shot, and 2,441 were unvaccinated. The vaccination status of 2,637 was unknown."

"Japan faces putting majority of 47 prefectures. under COVID quasi-emergency.
More than half of Japan's 47 prefectures are set to come under a quasi-state of emergency as 13 more areas including Osaka announced they are seeking, or are moving to seek, restrictions on restaurants and bars to cope with surging coronavirus infections.
Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo in western Japan, as well as Hokkaido, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Shizuoka prefectures, requested the measure Friday as the country's daily coronavirus cases topped 47,000, renewing the record for the fourth straight day."

"Experts: Fewer tests, looser measures needed in Omicron wave.
In a drastic policy shift to protect medical services, health experts said that young people with COVID-19 symptoms should be considered infected with the novel coronavirus without taking tests for confirmation.
They also said tough restrictions on people’s movements and other activities are not necessary in the latest wave of infections led by the Omicron variant."

"Suicides dip for 1st time in two years but remain above 20,000.
The number of suicides in Japan in 2021 dropped only slightly from the previous year to 20,830, after seeing the figure increase in 2020 for the first time in 11 years amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preliminary figures released on Jan. 21 by the health ministry showed the number fell 251, or 1.2 percent, from 2020.
The suicide rate in 2021 per 100,000 people stood at 16.5 nationwide. The rate for men was 22.5, while that for women was 10.8."

"10 officials disciplined for shady compiling of economic statistics.
Ten high-ranking infrastructure ministry bureaucrats received penalties and other disciplinary measures for the years of inflated construction contract figures used in key economic statistics.
Infrastructure minister Tetsuo Saito, his two senior vice ministers and three parliamentary secretaries will voluntarily return four months of pay."

"6 people to sue TEPCO over thyroid cancer after Fukushima nuclear disaster.
A group of six young men and women is set to file a class action suit against Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. claiming that they developed thyroid cancer due to exposure to radiation emanating from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and demand the utility pay a total of 616 million yen in compensation.
It will be the first group lawsuit in Japan by those who were minors at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster and have since been diagnosed with thyroid cancer."

"China mandates 3-day Olympic torch relay amid virus concerns.
China is limiting the torch relay for the Winter Olympic Games to just three days amid coronavirus worries, organizers said Friday.
The flame will be displayed only in enclosed venues that are deemed “safe and controllable,” according to officials speaking at a news conference.
No public transit routes would be disturbed and normal life would continue for the 20 million residents of the capital, where a handful of new COVID-19 cases have been recorded over recent days."

"United Nations chief: World worse now due to COVID, climate, conflict.
As he starts his second term as U.N. secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said Thursday the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflicts everywhere--but unlike U.S. President Joe Biden he thinks Russia will not invade Ukraine."

"UNSC holds emergency meeting on N.Korea missiles.
The United Nations Security Council has held an emergency meeting to discuss how to respond to North Korea's recent ballistic missile launches.
The closed-door meeting took place on Thursday. The United States, Britain and France are among the countries that requested it.
North Korea has fired missiles toward the Sea of Japan on four occasions since the beginning of this year. Six missiles in total were launched. Pyongyang has said that it fired hypersonic missiles and tactical guided missiles."
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