Japanese Prime Minister sets an example of self-isolation for fellow citizens
The Prime Minister of Japan posted on his pages on social networks Facebook and Twitter a video about how he spends time in conditions of self-isolation. This should serve as an example to residents of Tokyo and neighboring prefectures in Japan, where an emergency mode has been declared in connection with the pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19.
According to TASS , the video of Shinzo Abe is divided into two halves - in the left part is the famous singer Geng Hoshino in Japan, who, too, is in isolation, performs the composition Uchi de odorou ("Let's Dance at Home"). And in the right half of the screen, the prime minister plays with his dog, drinks tea, reads books and watches TV.
"You can’t meet friends. Do not go with them to drink. But thanks to our actions we save a lot of lives. And at this very moment we ease the burden of medical workers who fight for us in the most difficult conditions. I am grateful to everyone and everyone for this." - Shinzo Abe wrote in the video description.
Meanwhile, Japan, which at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic took one of the first blows, now looks relatively safe. More than 7.6 thousand infections were recorded here, including passengers and crew of the Diamond Princess cruise ship. About 1300 people recovered, 143 patients died. Relatively low figures were associated with the fact that in Japan it is not customary to touch people - shaking hands, hugs and just touching are very intimate actions and are permissible only among extremely close people. Also, the Japanese always keep their distance. If you stand in line at a store or to an ATM, or expect public transport, and so on, no one will breathe in the back of your head. Finally, the sick Japanese are not shy about wearing medical masks.
However, last day new cases of infection were recorded in more than 670 Japanese, including 197 residents of Tokyo. 125 patients remain in serious condition in intensive care units.
The emergency regime announced in Tokyo and the adjacent prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba, Osaka and Hyogo prefectures in the southwest of the largest Japanese island of Honshu does not imply any severe restrictive measures, however, many social facilities and entertainment venues were closed. Also, the authorities of the Japanese Aichi Prefecture, where numerous factories of the largest companies are located, have introduced an emergency mode on their own.