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Timeline and information

The Japanese government took a few measures in order to prevent a further spread of the virus, such as the closure of schools and the banning of all inbound travelers from coronavirus-affected nations.

On March 24, the country announced the cancelation of the Olympic Games 2020, which was planned to be held in Tokyo this year. It is the first time the Olympics have been postponed in its history.

Originally the Games would have been held from July 24 until August 9 in Tokyo and other cities in the country.

On March 30, the government of Japan and the IOC announced the new dates for the Olympic Games. The games will now start from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

Tokyo governor: 'Stay inside'

The governor of Tokyo warned the Japanese people on March 26, for a second wave of the coronavirus, as the numbers are increasing again.

Tokyo took over the lead this week from the province of Hokkaido. Already 212 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the Japanese capital alone, with 41 new cases on Wednesday the 25th of March.

Governor Yuriko Koike urged all its residents to stay inside this weekend to avoid "a new explosion" of coronavirus infections. As reported by The Guardian, Koike said: "We urge people at all costs to refrain from going out this weekend if it's not urgent."

At the time of this writing (March 26), so far 1,905 Covid-19 cases have been reported and 53 people have died.

Travel bans

In spite of other countries closing its borders to all foreigners, Japan has a list of banned countries. As of April 1, there are 73 countries on this list, including the United States, China, South Korea, and almost all European countries.

Japanese citizens returning to the country are being asked to go into a voluntary 14-day quarantine.

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Capital Tokyo
Time In Capital
Population 126,2 million (2019)

Current Restriction Level: Extreme


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The Japanese government took a few measures in order to prevent a further spread of the virus, such as the closure of schools and the banning of all inbound travelers from coronavirus-affected nations.

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