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  • August 3, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the government’s new policy to have all COVID-19 patients who are not seriously ill stay home in order to secure enough hospital beds for the seriously ill (NHK), the finding that a man in his 20s in Tokyo who had received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine tested positive for the Delta variant (NTV), Murakami Mai winning the bronze medal in the women’s floor exercise at the Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first female Japanese gymnast to finish on the podium in an individual event (TBS, Fuji TV), and Samurai Japan’s win against the U.S. national baseball team in the quarter-finals on Monday (TV Asahi).

 

Main front-page stories in national papers included the GOJ’s new policy on COVID-19 hospitalization, the status of coronavirus vaccination programs for the elderly, and Japanese Olympic athletes’ performance on Monday.

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