Other Countries

Japan, March 2020

16/03 –

Coronavirus: Japan identifies 15 infection clusters, with biggest from music venues in Osaka

  • Japan’s health ministry has released an online map of coronavirus infections, as the number of cases rose to 804, excluding the Diamond Princess
  • This came as schools in areas with no Covid-19 infections started to reopen


05/03 – Why Japan is so keen to go ahead with hosting the Olympic Games, despite coronavirus threat

  • Japan risks massive financial losses and a political blow for Shinzo Abe’s government if the Tokyo Olympics are cancelled or postponed
  • The Olympics were last cancelled in 1940 after Japan invaded China and the outbreak of World War II, but the Zika virus did not stop the 2016 Rio Games


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