Governor Yoshimura of Osaka Prefecture held a regular meeting at the Osaka Prefectural Office on the 3rd. On the 2nd in Tokyo, he commented on the rapid increase in the number of infected people, including 34 new cases of new coronavirus being confirmed.
Regarding the vaccine for the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Abe indicated in the intensive deliberation of the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives that development is progressing at universities in Japan and that clinical trials can start as early as July.
A new type of coronavirus was newly detected in the samples of inpatients collected by a hospital in Paris, France at the end of last year. The new virus had been present for weeks before the first case was reported in the country.