Japan to close schools nationwide to control spread of virus

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Report: Japan to close all elementary, junior high and high schools from this weekend through March to curb virus spread.

Shinzo Abe, Japan

2/27/2020

Report: Japan to close all elementary, junior high and high schools from this weekend through March to curb virus spread.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will close schools nationwide to help control the spread of the new virus, the government announced Thursday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he asked all elementary,...

A man with a protective mask walks on a pedestrian bridge Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Tokyo. At a government task force meeting Wednesday on the virus outbreak, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was asking organizers to cancel or postpone major sports or cultural events over the next two weeks. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) TOKYO (AP) — Japan will close schools nationwide to help control the spread of the new virus, the government announced Thursday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he asked all elementary, middle and high schools to remain shut until spring holidays begin in late March. The measure affects 12.8 million students at 34,847 schools nationwide, the education ministry said. “The coming week or two is an extremely important time,” Abe said. “This is to prioritize the health and safety of the children and take precautions to avoid the risk of possible large-scale infections for many children and teachers who gather and spend hours together every day.” The decision comes amid growing concern about the rise in the number of untraceable cases of the virus in northern Japan and elsewhere. Japan now has more than 890 cases, including 705 from a quarantined cruise ship. An eighth death from the virus was confirmed Thursday. Abe’s announcement came hours after several local governments announced their own decisions to suspend classes. Officials in the northernmost main island of Hokkaido said they were closing all 1,600 elementary and middle schools. Hokkaido now has 54 confirmed cases, the largest in in the country outside the cruise ship. AP NEWS Read more: The Associated Press

It's graduation season in most places. School is ending around this time , so that's why it's easier to do it Hurray! Yelled the children. Children rejoice mistervacation NYCMayorsOffice Expecting a solid plan when you go on BrianLehrer The headline should read.... through the 'end' of March to curb virus spread.

good lord. This is f* insane !! TrueFactsStated But we have a coronavirus czar who will pray it away. PeterMerlinCane Good call kids are germ factories. Parents do not take time off work. The Japanese government does not compensate. Why not close preschools too it would probably create a business crisis because there is not enough childcare services in Japan to begin with.

Japan Rejects Possible Tokyo Olympics Cancellation Amid Coronavirus Threat'We would like to prepare steadily for the event,” Japan ’s chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga told parliament.

ItaliaMasiero Kenya is playing with a time bomb. . COVID2019 coronavirus isn't something to trivialize. It can bring a total shutdown economic to a country and collapse our already struggling economy coronaviruskenya I'd like to know if GovernorTomWolf is planning for similar measures here. Do not look to the federal government for any sort of direction under our current leadership. I want to know a plan is in place!

great pic A whole month? 7 billion people in the world at 2% death rate 140 million gone. I am not going out like this. How will they cope March is a couple days away. They have school on weekends? There’s a chance for us that we’re going to experience something like we’ve never seen in our lifetime before. And people are fucking around. Look who we elected. Now with a 3% mortality rate and he doesn’t think it’s serious. Lol. Clinton wasn’t better. Just saying.

That’s cool but don’t be boarding up people in their homes and shit.

Japan Rejects Possible Tokyo Olympics Cancellation Amid Coronavirus Threat Japan ese officials have rejected the possible Tokyo Olympics cancellation amid the coronavirus threat by lisettevoytko lisettevoytko Why not cancel it though? That's literally going to spread the virus even worse than now! lisettevoytko The decision - Gobs of money or the health and lives of the Japanese people - what gets priority? lisettevoytko (muffled) 'Let the Games Go On!'

Wow

Japan PM Abe says to ask all schools to close for most of March Japan ese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that the government would as... WOW! AQ whole month? this moron listened to chi-na and WHO and now it's too late to stop the virus do companies next

Grappling With Coronavirus, Tokyo Olympic Leaders Have No Good OptionsWith just under five months to go before the scheduled opening of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, organizers are grappling with the corona virus outbreak , which is threatening to derail the world’s largest sporting event If the epidemic does not show signs of containment or there is no vaccine, the only way is to cancel the Olympics2020 Otherwise it will be like a tool of biological warfare spreading the disease everywhere! Cancel it.

Coronavirus could leave only 3 months to decide fate of Tokyo Olympics, IOC member saysThe modern Olympics dating from 1896 have only been cancelled during wartime, and faced boycotts in 1976 in Montreal, in 1980 in Moscow and 1984 in Los Angeles. Uh, we're looking at 15% of the world's population (120 million people) being wiped out by summer. I don't think anyone is going to be thinking about the Olympics at that time. The way it is spreading it certainly be canceled. Priorities people. Options is obvious,

Tokyo organizers, IOC going ahead as planned with OlympicsA Japan ese government spokesman says organizers are going forward as planned with the Tokyo Olympics a day after an IOC veteran said a viral outbreak could lead to the games being canceled. By StephenWadeAP. StephenWadeAP Horse. Shit. Nobody’s canceling any Olympic Games. Clickbait. StephenWadeAP Zika 2 StephenWadeAP En aumento casos de coronavirus en España Contacto:



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