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Kishida asks for coronavirus precautions during holidays

Tokyo, Dec. 29 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida asked people on Wednesday to take basic precautions against the novel coronavirus during the year-end and New Year holidays.


On a YouTube video, Kishida called on the public to wear face masks, wash hands and avoid the 3Cs of closed, crowded and close-contact settings.


Noting that there will be a lot of pleasant events with friends and family members during the year-end and New Year period, including parties, visits to parents’ home and other trips, Kishida said, “I want you to make sure that you take basic measures against infection.”


Regarding the omicron variant of the virus, Kishida said his government is making every effort to tackle the strain while assuming the worst-case scenario.

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