The new crown epidemic has rebounded rapidly recently, except for densely populated areas such as Tokyo and Osaka. The number of daily cases in Okinawa and Yamaguchi prefectures, where the US military is stationed, also broke records.
Japanese Foreign Minister Lin Fangzheng said on the 13th local time that the US military stationed in Japan may be one of the reasons for the spread of the epidemic around the US military base.
Lin Fangzheng held a press conference at the Japan Press Club that day. When talking about the relationship between the US military stationed in Japan and the spread of the epidemic in the surrounding areas of the base. He said: “It is undeniable that the infection situation of US military facilities may be one of the reasons for the spread of the epidemic in the surrounding areas.”
According to the “Japan-U.S. Status Agreement”, the U.S. military stationed in Japan enjoys many privileges in Japan. Before a cluster of infections broke out at the U.S. military’s Hansen camp in Okinawa Prefecture. The U.S. military did not need to be tested for the new crown before the day it arrived.
The Okinawa prefectural government accused the US military stationed in Japan of “detonating” the local epidemic. Where 1,817 new confirmed cases of the new crown were reported on the 13th. This is the highest daily increase in cases since the outbreak. The US military stationed in Okinawa reported 560 new confirmed cases on the same day, which also set a new record.
Yamaguchi Prefecture, where the U.S. Iwakuni base is located, and neighboring Hiroshima Prefecture are also affected by the epidemic of U.S. troops stationed in Japan. The number of new cases on the 13th set a new record.