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GOJ to announce COVID-19 “exit strategy”

  • August 14, 2021
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According to Saturday’s Asahi, the GOJ is considering presenting to the public next week a timeline showing how people’s lifestyles will change in accordance with progress on the COVID-19 vaccination front so that they can put up with the severe restrictions on their daily activities for a few more months. The administration plans to stipulate when fully vaccinated people will be allowed to go out for drinks or attend concerts and other large-scale gatherings with few restrictions. As many people are tired of exercising self-restraint and fed up with state of emergency declarations, the GOJ reportedly believes that announcing an exit strategy may encourage some young people to get vaccinated. A GOJ source reportedly noted that the LDP has been putting pressure on the administration to show people when they will be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, some public health experts are cautious about presenting such an outlook at this juncture in the belief that young people may be misled by rosy scenarios.

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