Tokyo, June 16 (Jiji Press)–A majority of people in Japan said they no longer see any need to wear face masks outdoors as a COVID-19 precaution even when they have conversations, a Jiji Press opinion survey showed.
In the survey conducted for four days through Monday, 50.8 pct of respondents said that they think people should wear masks indoors, but do not need to do so outdoors.
The proportion of respondents who think people should wear masks both indoors and outdoors came to 34.6 pct, and that of those who see no need to wear masks both indoors and outdoors stood at 11.3 pct. The share of people who said they were unsure on mask protocol stood at 3.3 pct.
The interview-based survey covered 2,000 people aged 18 or over across the country, with valid responses coming from 61.7 pct.