In Japan, for the first time in 15 months, not a single COVID death was recorded: the government relaxes restrictions

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 For the first time in 15 months, no COVID deaths have been recorded in Japan: government eases restrictions

Since Monday, the government has eased travel restrictions and also shortened the period of self-isolation.

In Japan, on Monday, November 8, for the first time in 15 months, no deaths related to COVID-19 were recorded.

This was reported by The Associated Press.

It is noted that the last time in the country during the day, no fatal cases of coronavirus were recorded on August 2, 2020. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 18 310 patients have died from complications of the new infection in the state.

Since Monday, the government has eased travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign students, workers and travelers planning to make a short-term business trip.

Self-isolation for Japanese citizens and foreign residents has also been reduced from ten to three days.

The publication notes that the incidence of coronavirus in Japan has been declining since September. Experts attribute this to the progress of vaccinations, as well as the widespread use of masks and the use of disinfectants.

Vaccination in Japan, despite a slow start, accelerated in June, and now almost 74% of the population is fully immunized. The government plans to begin revaccination in December, and also to use recently developed drugs for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Germany, amid a slowdown in vaccination, announced a new record for the incidence rate of COVID-19 .

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