All national dailies wrote that the GOJ announced on Thursday that it reached the target of administering 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses per day last week ahead of schedule. According to data released by the GOJ on Thursday, some 51% of people aged 65 or older in Japan had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Yomiuri wrote that although the vaccination rollout has started to have positive effects, progress in vaccinating young people will hold the key to the GOJ’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus. Sankei wrote that a COVID-19 resurgence appears to be occurring in Tokyo, as the number of new COVID-19 cases topped 600 on Wednesday for the first time since May 28. At the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s COVID-19 monitoring meeting on Thursday, experts expressed concern over recent signs of a resurgence.