Number of coronavirus cases detected on Friday nationwide, it exceeded 190,000and in Tokyo alone – almost 35 thousand.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, however, announced that the government “it is not considering introducing new restrictions“pandemic.

In late June, Tokyo authorities raised the issue an infection-related alert state coronavirus to the highest level.

The BA.5 sub-variant becomes dominant in many regions of the world. Is the most contagious of the other Omikron variants. It spreads easily and is responsible for the next wave of infections in summer rather than early fall. The infection occurs even among vaccinated peopleincluding – three doses, as well as those who have had COVID-19.

The US Department of Health encourages all people over 50 years of age to receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It is emphasized that there is no need to wait for the next generation of vaccines, the so-called bivalent (binary) also aimed at the new variant of Omikron. It is not known yet when it will be available, and the adoption of the booster now, i.e. the currently available preparation, will not disqualify a new vaccine from being used later – Reuters reported.

In Poland, the Ministry of Health announced that the fourth dose of vaccination against COVID-19 can be admitted by people from 60 to 79 years of age. Additional vaccination is also prescribed for immunocompromised people are over 12 years old.

– The peak of the summer coronavirus wave will come in the second half of August. The daily number of infections may be as high 8-10 thousand – said the head of the Ministry of Health, Adam Niedzielski.