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  • August 24, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on growing concern over the spread of COVID-19 among children as summer break ended in many parts of Japan (NHK), more than 20,000 people having to recuperate at home after contracting the novel coronavirus in Tokyo (NTV, Fuji TV),  the GOJ and the Tokyo government’s request that all medical institutions in Tokyo  accept COVID-19 patients based on the revised Infectious Disease Law (TBS), and the number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients reaching a record high for the 11th consecutive day (TV Asahi). 


Top stories in national dailies included the request for all hospitals in Tokyo to secure beds for COVID-19 patients (Asahi, Mainichi), a GOJ plan to require university medical schools to set up quotas for training infectious diseases experts (Yomiuri), a plan by Seven & i Holdings to enter the delivery business via its 20,000 convenience stores in Japan (Nikkei), and strategic cooperation between China and Russia on Afghanistan (Sankei). 

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