Japan to close schools nationwide to control spread of virus

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Japan is announcing the closure of schools nationwide to help control the spread of the new virus

Health, Disease Outbreaks

2/27/2020

Japan is announcing the closure of schools nationwide to help control the spread of the new virus.

Japan is announcing the closure of schools nationwide to help control the spread of the new virus

By February 27, 2020, 10:32 AM 2 min read A woman walks down a narrow road lined with restaurants and shops on Enoshima Island in Fujisawa, Japan, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. According to local businesses in the area, the number of visitors has dropped significantly since the outbreak of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) A woman walks down a narrow road lined with restaurants and shops on Enoshima Island in Fujisawa, Japan, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. According to local businesses in the area, the number of visitors has dropped significantly since the outbreak of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) The Associated Press TOKYO -- 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 Read more: ABC News

Ha haa The UK is considering closing schools for two months. The Apprentice President continues to LIE to America and says 'it's all Under Control' here. WE ALL KNOW that is simply NOT TRUE. Most countries should be doing the exact same, don’t wait until the virus has gotten to a certain point before taking action, take steps now to limit its spread, saving lives.

they have a new virus now? how many are there? Wow! Kuril's is Russia. That says a lot

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