Japan limits hospitalisation of COVID-19 patients to most serious as cases surge Japan will shift policy to focus on hospitalising patients who are seriously ill with the COVID-19 and those at risk of becoming so, officials said, to avoid strain on the medical system as cases surge in Olympics host city Tokyo and elsewhere. Tokyo Olympics: Greek swimming team withdraw as first Covid cluster registeredThe Tokyo Olympics has registered its first coronavirus cluster, as a Greek swimming team was forced to withdraw after being overwhelmed by infection. Tokyo Olympic officials report 31 new Games-linked COVID-19 casesMost of the daily confirmed cases in recent days involved workers living in Japan who were not residents of the Olympic Village. Greece pulls artistic swimming team after four COVID-19 casesGreece have withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics artistic swimming competitions after four of their athletes tested positive for COVID-19, the Greek Olympic Committee (HOC) said on Tuesday. Japan restricting hospital admissions amid surge in casesThe Japanese government has introduced a new policy that will require COVID-19 patients to stay at home instead of a hospital as cases surge in the country during the Olympic games. Japan tries public shaming to control unprecedented Covid outbreakJapan reported a record of more than 14,000 infections on Wednesday Japan to limit hospital care as COVID-19 cases hit new highPrime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s plan, which aims to save hospital beds almost exclusively for those with serious symptoms or at risk of developing them, is a major policy shift as new cases in the … Japan set to extend coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo, casting shadow over OlympicsPrime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he was seeking to broaden the state of emergency beyond the capital, even as authorities sought to downplay the outbreak’s effect on the Olympics Games in Tokyo.