The much-ridiculed “Abenomask” was apparently so unpopular that millions of the cloth masks have gone unused and are languishing in storage.
Étiqueté : Abe Shinzo
PM acclaimed Japan’s response as a model for the world, but has been largely silent amid record case rises.
Just as the nation was scrambling to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in late February and early outbreaks elsewhere, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was battling his own crisis: overcoming criticism over a perceived lack of leadership.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears reluctant to heed growing calls for revising Japan’s legislation for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, due to concern that he could be grilled on the government’s response to the epidemic if a Diet session is convened.
The Japanese government announced it will partially roll back entry restrictions as part of its coronavirus countermeasures on foreign nationals, allowing students and business workers with valid legal status to be gradually readmitted to the country.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the government’s decision to lift Japan’s remaining state of emergency over the new coronavirus in Tokyo, Hokkaido and three prefectures neighboring the capital at a news conference on May 25.
The lack of results have raised doubts about its approval by the end of this month
Avigan, a candidate drug for treating COVID-19, has not shown apparent efficacy in treating the respiratory disease in clinical trials so far, raising doubts about its approval by the end of this month as sought by the government, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
In Europe, China, South Korea and the United States, countries are strategizing ways to resume economic and social activities, albeit still with an abundance of caution. Even as the state of emergency currently in place will be extended beyond May 6, the Japanese government must continue planning for reopening the country.
Le Premier ministre s’accorde un satisfecit pour sa lutte contre l’épidémie mais a tout de même annoncé lundi la prolongation jusqu’à la fin du mois de mai de l’état d’urgence.
Plus de 70 % des Japonais se disent insatisfaits de la gestion de la crise du coronavirus, voire abandonnés par un gouvernement donnant l’impression de fuir ses responsabilités.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday evening justified extending the state of emergency nationwide until May 31 but vowed to gradually relax some restrictions to resuscitate the economy.
[Japon] Conférence de presse du Premier ministre Abe (04/05/2020) – prolongation de l’état d’urgence jusqu’au 31 mai
Conférence de presse du Premier ministre Abe (04/05/2020)
Japan is considering extending the nationwide state of emergency until the end of May in a bid to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, government sources said Thursday.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, of his intention to extend the state of emergency currently due to be effective through next Wednesday.
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Two Japanese companies said Friday they have started recalling all undelivered cloth masks they supplied under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s mask distribution program to address the novel coronavirus pandemic, following numerous complaints of tainted products earlier this month.