Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki warned the virus is spreading ‘at an explosive pace’. Photo: Kyodo
Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki warned the virus is spreading ‘at an explosive pace’. Photo: Kyodo

Japan coronavirus: Okinawa governor fears ‘collapse’ of health care system, declares new state of emergency

  • Japanese government has resisted a return to restrictions in even the hardest-hit parts of the country, prompting Governor Denny Tamaki to act independently
  • US forces based in Okinawa have also been affected, accounting for 248 infections, but locals have also contributed to spreading the virus

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki warned the virus is spreading ‘at an explosive pace’. Photo: Kyodo
Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki warned the virus is spreading ‘at an explosive pace’. Photo: Kyodo
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