Corona Virus Government Subcommittee “Possibility of Rapid Spread of Infection” Urgent Proposal November 9 at 9:25 PM
The government’s subcommittee on new coronaviruses issued an urgent proposal earlier this month that, in response to an increase in the number of infected people in Hokkaido and other parts of the country, it is likely to lead to rapid spread of infection if appropriate measures are not taken. A series of reports of a cluster of infected people are calling for measures against restaurants and foreign communities involving entertainment, as well as strengthening water-at-water measures.
The emergency recommendations call attention to the recent situation of infection, which “is likely to lead to rapid spread of infection” if appropriate measures are not taken as social and economic activities gradually return.
On top of that, even in winter, when the risk of increased infection has been pointed out, measures required by the general public, local governments, and countries to achieve both social and economic activities and measures against infection were shown.
There are five measures,
“Cluster support that has been more in-place than ever before”
“Dissemination of information with dialogue”
“Reliable practice of infection prevention measures in stores and workplaces”
“Strengthening initiatives associated with the resumption of international traffic”
We are promoting genetic analysis to verify infection countermeasures.
As for “cluster support,” it is said that the number of clusters that are difficult to find at an early stage, such as foreign communities and university students with mild symptoms, is increasing, and in cooperation with embassies and support groups in each country, information to prevent infection in easy Japanese and many languages is issued, and consultation systems are established when the condition is poor, and local governments cooperate with university health care centers, etc. to promote awareness and sharing of information.
The government is also calling on the government to strengthen cooperation with medical institutions and facilities for the elderly, and to establish a system to take measures against clusters from an early stage in the unlikely case of something different, such as an increase in the number of fever patients.
In addition, with regard to information dissemination and measures to prevent infection in stores, we will use SNS to disseminate information about situations where the risk of infection increases and measures to reduce the risk at dinners by utilizing SNS, etc., and we will further implement industry-specific guidelines to prevent infection in restaurants and other locations.
In this, it is necessary to show the guidance of concrete measures such as monitoring the concentration of carbon dioxide in restaurants, for example, as a countermeasure against infection in cold regions where ventilation becomes difficult, especially in winter.
In addition, as international traffic gradually resumes, it is necessary to cooperate with water-level measures and local measures, and we are calling for strengthening support for public health centers and medical institutions that require multilingual support.
In addition to these measures, the subcommittee said it is necessary to distribute the year-end and New Year holidays, to promote travel in a way that disperses with a small number of people, and to strengthen the functions of public health centers and the system of providing medical care.
On top of that, he emphasized the need to work together to avoid situations where the number of infections has skyrocketed to “Stage 3” or higher, and strong measures with certain restrictions are needed.
Mr. Nishimura, Minister for Economic Revitalization, Exchange of Opinions with Governor Suzuki of Hokkaido
Mr. Nishimura, Minister for Economic Revitalization, said at a press conference that he had exchanged views with Governor Suzuki of Hokkaido on the night of September 9 over the status of infection, and said, “I believe that by focusing on PCR inspections and reducing the number of people in the downtown area, we would like to work together with the government in Hokkaido and Sapporo.”
Regarding GoTo Travel, a measure to stimulate tourism demand, he said, “Hokkaido, in its overall judgment, does not hit Stage 3, so we do not plan to exclude it from the scope at this time. This was also a common agreement with Governor Suzuki.”
As for the government subcommittee’s summary of the emergency recommendations, he said, “Experts are not feeling that Tokyo is exploding, but they are also wary that infection is turning from declining to increasing in Hokkaido, Saitama, Kanagawa, Aichi and surrounding areas, Osaka and Hyogo. I would like to firmly accept the recommendations and respond to them.”