With the lifting of the state of emergency in late May, vitality is slowly returning to the capital, Tokyo, and other major cities in the country. Many assumed then that it was only a matter of time before life returned to normal. In such a situation, many people did not think that the coronavirus would come back and start cracking its self-confidence. But last week’s calculations show how illusory the idea is for Japan to be virus-free!
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike told a news conference on Friday that 124 new infections had been identified in the capital on July 3. He told a news conference in a hurry after 106 new infections were detected yesterday that he did not expect to return to the status quo of limiting business activities, even though the daily coronavirus detection rate had crossed 100 again.
In the midst of such a situation, floods and landslides caused by heavy rains on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu have killed 16 people. Many people are still missing. The death toll could rise further, the local administration said. News from BBC and NHK. The bodies of 14 people have been recovered from a flood-hit nursing home. Two more people trapped under another collapsed building were rescued.
More than two lakh people have already been evacuated from the area.
10,000 troops have been deployed in Kyushu to deal with the situation. This terrible situation has been created due to floods and landslides caused by continuous heavy rains. The meteorological office said the rain would continue till Monday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on the people of the country to be on high alert to avoid a natural disaster. Residents of Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures were the hardest hit by the floods and landslides. Many people are fleeing their homes and rushing to emergency shelters after being instructed to move to safer shelters. In the meantime, many roads have been flooded. Many houses have been affected by the landslide.