Japan’s new virus strategy

Japan’s new virus strategy
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Islam News – As Japan strains to control its coronavirus outbreak, and rein in cases at the Summer Olympics, the government is trying a new tactic: Public shaming.

On Monday, the health ministry released the names of three people who had broken rules after returning from overseas. An official statement said that the three — returning from South Korea and Hawaii — had failed to respond to calls from the health authorities as required.

They had all tested negative for the virus at the airport but subsequently failed to report their health condition.

The Japanese government said in May that about 100 people a day were flouting the border control rules, and signaled that it would soon begin to disclose the names of violators.

There have been relatively few infections at the site of the Olympics — about 300. But nationwide, Japan reported 8,300 daily cases on Tuesday, a slight dip from the weekend’s records of more than 10,000.

Source: The New York Times

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