Japan to decide whether to downgrade COVID-19 on Friday

新型コロナ「5類」引き下げで“屋内原則マスク不要”の案検討 政府

TOKYO, Jan 19 (Nikkei) - The Japanese government is set to decide Friday on whether to drop COVID-19 to its least serious category of infectious diseases this spring, Nikkei has learned.

The reclassification, which would put it on par with seasonal flu, would lead to major changes in how Japan responds to COVID-19, including public assistance for health care providers and patients, as well as quarantine guidelines.

Jan 19 (ANNnewsCH) - 新型コロナウイルスの感染症法上の位置付けを「5類」に引き下げた場合、屋内でのマスクの着用について症状のある人などを除き、原則として不要とする案を政府が検討していることが分かりました。  ...continue reading

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