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
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

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