Japan to tighten border control against variants

TOKYO (AP) — Transportation Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba said Japan will tighten border controls and limit the number of entrants to up to 2,000 per day to guard against the more contagious variants of the coronavirus. Japan has confirmed 345 cases of the more contagious new variants, mostly the kind first found in Britain, the Health Ministry said. The health authorities have found the cases of the new variants to have quadrupled over the past month. More details in Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin.