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Doctors in Japan caution against domestic travel amid COVID-19 resurgence

Doctors in Japan caution against domestic travel amid COVID-19 resurgence

5/8/2020 11:30:00 AM

Doctors in Japan caution against domestic travel amid COVID-19 resurgence

TOKYO: Japanese holidaymakers should refrain from domestic travel and regional governments should act independently to contain a resurgence of ...

AsiaVisitors walk along Nakamise Street at Asakusa district, a popular sightseeing spot, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, Jul 22, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Issei Kato)05 Aug 2020 03:56PMShare this contentBookmarkTOKYO: Japanese holidaymakers should refrain from domestic travel and regional governments should act independently to contain a resurgence of coronavirus infections, the country's top doctors' association said on Wednesday (Aug 5).

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Japan Medical Association president Toshio Nakagawa cautioned against travelling around the country as the Obon holiday season begins and said regional governments should decide for themselves whether to issue mandatory restrictions on business or travel.

AdvertisementAdvertisement"These orders should not be given uniformly by the national government, but should be handled by the prefectures with a certain amount of authority to deal with the situation in their regions," Nakagawa said in a televised briefing. headtopics.com

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