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Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa step up anti-virus measures

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Isn't "prevention measures" plural?

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Isn't "prevention measures" plural?

Closing stuff at 8pm and capping atenndances at stuff. Two.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

SAY they will do but do nothing

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Is that anything like a Quazi-Moto SOE?

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Is that anything like a Quazi-Moto SOE?

Brilliant!

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Nothing will change, except some restaurants are more crowded because they are closing early

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We could talk about taking personal measures to avoid catching viruses. I suppose it would be sensible to skip the rush-hour trains and look at other options. Walking, cycling or taking your own car. Any other ideas?

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Recently I noticed the small park in my local area is full of salarymen and women drinking combini-bought beer and chu-hi after 8/9pm. So the bars and pubs closing isn't even sending people home early.

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Hahahahaha thought for a second there they were ACTUALLY gonna do something. What a joke of a headline and a joke of a government

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How about this as an anti-virus measure...... don't hold any international sporting events this summer!

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Just got back from Tokyo. Doesn't look like anybody has heard that there's a pandemic. Restaurants and bars looked pretty crowded late into the evening. The trains and streets were full of people as normal.

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Rush hour trains have not been shown to be a factor in transmission. All passengers in masks and not talking is low risk.

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Only difference is local neighborhood parks have people there at night and lots of people standing outside convenience stores talking and drinking.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

So sad to see so many people realistic about their government but still the same burocrats elected.

This country needs a big democratic shake up.

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Continuing to do nothing under another name is still doing nothing. There’s no “quasi-nothing”, and so we’ll continue to suffer this virus for quite a while to come.

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Just about to get kicked out of a restaurant after being forced to gooble down food at fast rate. Not sure if eating so fast is good for my health. Have no choice, we are in a different prefecture, so gobble or starve.

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The best anti-virus measure to 'step up' is the vaccine rollout, from its current glacial speed.

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Typical over complication that is a distinction without an actual difference.

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MrKiplingToday  07:25 pm JST

Rush hour trains have not been shown to be a factor in transmission. All passengers in masks and not talking is low risk.

Agree.

That’s what I have been saying for months but not many do agree. Beliefs are strong.

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Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa do nothing more rigorously

According to kankeishas, the prefectures will emphasise with extra emphasis that they are being extra shikkari in their efforts to respond appropriately and effectively to the challenge of coming with with measures to ensure that steps will be taken to realise plans to implement a response that will be effective in responding appropriately and effectively to the challenge of...

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Had to go into Shinjuku today for a medical appointment after not going any farter east than Tachikawa for over a year. All I can say is it's just as crowded as I remember it and it makes me further doubt the accuracy of Japan's reported numbers.

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If I didn’t read this article I would not even have a clue about the intentions to “step up” measures.

Life normal as always, everything, everywhere packed with no social distancing whatsoever.

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Too late as always.

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Why do these people have to pack restaurants? Why can't they just eat at home?

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Over 1,000 in Osaka today. Too slow vaccine administration!

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I got my 2nd shot of the Moderna Today!!!!

Thank you US Navy Hospital.

Also if all you males do not want the vaccine

Covid 19 can cause erectile dysfunction.

Google it!

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