Japan is one of the rare countries worldwide that never agreed on lockdown, and surprisingly, it had the coronavirus spread under control.
However, it seems that the second wave is worse than the beginning of the pandemic, so the island country is reporting a surge in new infections.
The second-largest city in Japan is Osaka, while Nagoya is the third largest one, located in the Aichi prefecture.
According to official data from Osaka, Tuesday is the day with the highest rate of new infections, counting 155.
Osaka’s governor Yoshifumi Yoshimura asked the local population to avoid dining and drinking in groups bigger than five people.
The new measure has a goal to stop the further spread of coronavirus in the Osaka area.
The restriction is only valid between 1 and 20 of August, and the authorities will make new decisions after later on.
Aichi Prefecture is another place in Japan that reports an increase in COVID-19 cases, reaching 110 in one day.
Although the local Japanese authorities are petrified by these numbers, in reality, the infection rates in Japan are minor compared to the United States or Brazil.
The total number of coronavirus infected people in Japan is 31,673, while 998 people died as a result of the infection.