On August 25, daily cases of the new coronavirus infection topped one thousand again in Fukuoka Prefecture. The daily count of 1,094 was lower than a week ago, while the latest regional occupancy rate of secured hospital beds remained as high as 67.7%. Severe pandemic situations also hit other prefectures in Kyushu. The national government announced the expansion of the areas for the ongoing SOE and ‘mann-enn boushi to juten sochi’ program. Prefectures of Saga, Nagasaki, and Miyazaki would come under the ‘juten sochi’ anti-coronavirus measurements from August 27 to September 12. The program would also remain in effect for Kumamoto and Kagoshima and the SOE for Fukuoka and Okinawa. The national government strongly requests the cooperation of people to overcome the crisis of the spread of the Delta strain.
Meanwhile, Fukuoka Prefecture announced nine new COVID-19 vaccination venues to accelerate injections for pregnant women, teachers, and more. Reservations for eligible priority groups would begin in early September, before injections start on September 15. Source: RKB / Yomiuri / NHK
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