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PM Suga calls for 70% reduction in people commuting to work

  • August 19, 2021
  • , NHK, TBS
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NHK and TBS reported at noon that Prime Minister Suga met with Keizai Doyukai Chairman Sakurada and asked for cooperation in reducing the number of people commuting to work by 70% through the promotion of teleworking. Suga reportedly said: “The number of cases is rapidly increasing due to the Delta variant, which is highly contagious….Teleworking is extremely important in order to control the flow of people and prevent cluster infections in offices. I ask for your cooperation in achieving a 70% reduction in the number of people commuting by employing teleworking and other measures.” TBS said the premier is expected to make a similar request when he visits the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry this afternoon.

 

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