The trend of the epidemic rebound is obvious, and the crowd of cherry blossom viewing is unabated
China News Service, March 29th. According to a comprehensive report, the Japanese government completely lifted the "Declaration of Emergency" until a full week on the 29th. Statistics from Kyodo News Agency of Japan as of the 27th show that the number of newly diagnosed infections in 28 prefectures in Japan in the past week has increased from the previous week, and the new crown pneumonia epidemic in many places has rebounded significantly. In addition, as Japan ushered in the cherry blossom season, there are more people going out for cherry blossom viewing than last year.
On March 22, local time, the state of emergency was lifted in Tokyo, Japan, and the tourism industry gradually recovered. People wore masks and took a sightseeing bus to enjoy cherry blossoms.
According to reports, on the 28th local time, there were 313 new confirmed cases of new crown in Tokyo, and the number of new cases in a single day for 9 consecutive days exceeded the same day last week. Osaka Prefecture has newly confirmed 323 cases, with more than 300 new cases in a single day for 3 consecutive days. The number of new cases in a single day rarely exceeds that of Tokyo.
68 new cases were confirmed in Okinawa Prefecture on the 28th. The county’s recent epidemic has continued to increase. The Okinawa Prefecture government deliberately appeals to restaurants and escort facilities within its jurisdiction to shorten business hours.
Miyagi Prefecture, where the epidemic situation is also increasing, has 134 new confirmed cases on the 28th, of which 108 cases occurred in Sendai City.
Juntendo University professor Hori Xian pointed out: "Since it is difficult to take perfect epidemic prevention measures, a rebound is inevitable."
On March 23, local time, the cherry blossoms in the streets of Tokyo, Japan entered the best viewing season, and tourists strolled through the flowers to enjoy the spring.
However, as the epidemic trend in Japan turns to increase again, many cherry blossom viewing spots are crowded on weekends, even more so during the peak cherry blossom viewing period in 2020.
According to mobile phone location information, compared with the peak of cherry blossom viewing on March 21 in 2020, at about 3 pm on March 27, 2021, the cherry blossom tunnel in Tokyo’s Meguro River increased by 39.8% and Chidori Yuan crowd increased by 68.7%.
The crowds at Osaka Expo’s Expo Commemorative Park increased by 46.2% compared to last year; the crowds at Arashiyama in Kyoto increased by 6.8%. Many famous cherry blossom viewing spots increased in crowds.
is also based on mobile phone location information. The 27th was the first weekend after the "emergency declaration" was lifted in 1 metropolis and 3 prefectures in the Japanese metropolitan area. The crowds near major stations were significantly higher than the average number of weekends in the previous 4 weeks.