Étiqueté : Yoshimura Hirofumi
The Japanese government has decided to allow Osaka, Hyogo and Miyagi prefectures to take stricter measures against the novel coronavirus as they have been hit by a resurgence in new infections, officials said Thursday.
Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura said Monday he has asked the central government to send nurses from the Self-Defense Forces to the western Japan prefecture due to a shortage of healthcare workers attending to patients suffering severe coronavirus cases.
Experts cast doubt over claims by officials in the city of Osaka that a gargling medicine could help treat coronavirus patients, even as shelves across Japan were stripped clean of popular brands. There’s not enough evidence to support Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura’s claim that gargling with diluted povidone-iodine could prevent mild coronavirus patients from falling seriously ill, Toshio Nakagawa, chairman of the Japan Medical Association, told reporters Wednesday. The World Health Organization Center for Health Development also added to skepticism.