Japan rides calmer Covid-19 wave but new variant, resurgence of virus in Europe cause jitters

Japan’s low Covid-19 count in recent weeks – compared to the resurgence of cases in Europe and parts of Asia – has baffled its experts. On Tuesday, the day before Tokyo reported its five new cases, there were only 107 cases reported across the nation of 125 million.Those figures are in stark contrast to the 25,992 reported on August 20, the peak of the fifth wave of the pandemic to hit Japan, and a seven-day average of 21,247.Covid-19 shows why we need globally binding agreement on pandemic…


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