The Japanese ignore the advice to reduce the COVID-19 epidemic. Refuse to work at home and shut down service facilities due to the incident. Buy alcohol. Drink together in public places.
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64 news agency on 7 May AP Reported that the people of Japan. Ignore recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Later, the government announced further expansion of the state of emergency.
The train was filled with passengers returning to work. Young Japanese people are disappointed after a week of national holiday as the government has ordered the closure of the liquor-liquor bar. Makes many Japanese people buy some alcoholic beverages to drink in public areas. The Japanese are planning to organize protests. Due to the visit of Mr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee.
Just 11 weeks before the Tokyo Olympics, there was an outbreak of COVID-19 in Japan, in which Japan was one of the least vaccinated countries in the world. Many people face stress from both social and political problems.
The Japanese government should try to show the public that the government can control the state of the epidemic. So while efforts are being made to push the organization of the Olympics to the end although many Japanese people disagree, on Friday (May 7) the government announced the decision to expand the area and in the event of an emergency. Tokyo and other regions until 31 November ’21
The declaration of emergency for the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Yoshihide Suga, is a health measure and runs on a risky political environment. Due to the criticism of the people in the country, it somehow makes the Government of Japan committed to organizing the Olympic Games.
The visit of International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in mid-May will be subject to it being “extremely difficult” due to the extension of emergency time. Mrs. Seiko Hashimoto, chairman of the organizing committee of the competition. The Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 acknowledged this concern. At a news conference on Friday (7 May)
Japan has always avoided drastic emergency measures. And the declaration of measures is only a request for cooperation from the people. It gives people and businesses the freedom to ignore the declaration of emergency measures. These measures have since become more stringent. But the patience of the Japanese people started decreasing. The Japanese people consequently cooperate less and make the declaration of emergency less effective.
Japan will extend the duration of the original emergency. This includes Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo Prefecture by the end of May. But also add Aichi and Fukuoka Prefecture will all become officially in effect by Friday afternoon.
On Friday (May 7), 2 days after the Japanese “Golden Week” holiday. Which began from 29 April to 5 May, the Japanese returned to normal daily life. There have since been 907 new cases of Tokyo COVID, a sharp increase of 635 despite the use of emergencies in Tokyo. Since last April
Japan epidemic officials and experts say that very few people can be tested for the virus. Many testing centers and hospitals are closed during the holidays and remind that number during the holidays and cannot reflect the reality after the holidays
A lot of people travel around Kyoto and Nara during the holidays although the government has made recommendations for people to stay indoors. The government has ordered the liquor selling services to be discontinued. Japanese people found in many regions are holding liquor. Get together in the park with a snack and lots of city streets and when the holidays are over many people have asked to come back to work in their workplace. And refused to work remotely, which makes Japanese people difficult to work and commute with a crowded electric car
The announcement of the expansion of this emergency affected the image of the event because on 17 May 64, Mr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee. The situation will come to observe whether Japan will be able to safely host the Olympic Games. And still whether to postpone the date of the event which is currently scheduled to be held on July 23 – August 8, 2021.
Despite the criticism that the government wants to damage the economy that was damaged by the epidemic more slowly than it has done emergency measures. He has pledged to keep the emergency short and sharp. However, experts say that the time of two weeks is very short. This will effectively slow down the epidemic
Japan’s declaration of three successive emergencies came a month after the end of previous measures in the Tokyo region. Less drastic semi-emergency measures are currently expanded to eight out of 6. With the requirement that bars and restaurants need to be closed early.
Since the outbreak began, experts say 616,000 people have been infected, with about 10,500 dead in Japan. In Osaka Prefecture, the medical system was the hardest hit. Many patients died at home. Because empty beds were not enough in the hospital.
First, the Japanese emergency measure is just a request for cooperation that is not mandatory. But in February, the government tightened the law on anti-virus measures. Most times, karaoke studios and other entertainment venues will remain closed until the end of May 64 to issue orders affecting businesses that are not required and to reduce business hours or order closures.
The mall will remain open for a short time, with the stadium and concert hall only allowed to sit in half. Living in the house and other measures for the general public it is still an optional request.
In addition, the Japanese government has been criticized for its delayed use of the vaccine, which currently covers less than 1 percent of the population since vaccination began in mid-February.
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