Osaka governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said hospitals faced enormous pressure as a more infectious virus variant sent cases skyrocketing among young people. Photo: Kyodo Osaka governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said hospitals faced enormous pressure as a more infectious virus variant sent cases skyrocketing among young people. Photo: Kyodo
Osaka governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said hospitals faced enormous pressure as a more infectious virus variant sent cases skyrocketing among young people. Photo: Kyodo

Coronavirus: Osaka cancels Olympic torch relay; Philippine defence chief Delfin Lorenzana infected

  • The western Japanese prefecture also declared a state of medical emergency as it confirmed more than 800 new infections
  • Elsewhere, Australian PM said he is not criticising the EU over the delay, while 10 Thai ministers were self-isolating after coming into contact with positive cases

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Osaka governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said hospitals faced enormous pressure as a more infectious virus variant sent cases skyrocketing among young people. Photo: Kyodo Osaka governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said hospitals faced enormous pressure as a more infectious virus variant sent cases skyrocketing among young people. Photo: Kyodo
Osaka governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said hospitals faced enormous pressure as a more infectious virus variant sent cases skyrocketing among young people. Photo: Kyodo
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