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GOJ arranging to send nurses to Okinawa to help it combat coronavirus outbreak

  • August 18, 2020
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All national dailies wrote that Health Minister Kato said on Monday that the GOJ is discussing with the National Governors’ Association the possibility of sending nurses and other healthcare workers to Okinawa, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 infection and has a shortage of healthcare personnel. According to the papers, Okinawa Governor Tamaki asked the governors’ association for help and discussed the issue with Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Health Hashimoto last week. Kato said that Okinawa hopes that other prefectures will send as many as 50 nurses and other healthcare workers.

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