02 Apr 2020

Anger as Japanese Prime Minister offers two cloth masks per family while refusing to declare coronavirus emergency

The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is facing criticism after announcing that the government would distribute two cloth face masks per household amidst the global pandemic and growing concern over medical shortages. The country currently faces a steadily increasing number of COVID-19 cases, but the Prime Minister has failed to

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29 Jan 2020

4 Japanese evacuees from Wuhan taken to hospital with fevers

Japanese officials have disclosed that four evacuees on a flight outbound from Wuhan have a cough and fever, two signature symptoms of the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed the report after the flight arrived on Wednesday morning, containing 206 evacuees. The passengers underwent temperature checks before boarding and

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28 Jan 2020

Japan tourism company faces 20,000 cancellations from coronavirus outbreak

A Tokyo based travel agency that works to provide tour opportunities for Chinese travelers, has received over 20,000 cancellation notifications as coronavirus infects almost 3,000. On Sunday, China announced a bad on outbound travel in groups as part of its battle to combat the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. To

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