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Gov't to exclude Sapporo, Osaka from Go To travel campaign for 3 weeks

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I'm impressed with fast reaction from the government. Definitely Sapporo and Osaka should be excluded as it's getting worse there, while Tokyo is still doing relatively well.

Anyway I'm not afraid knowing we have specialists looking over our health.

Stay healthy guys!

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Wonder how many meetings this took.

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I'm impressed with fast reaction from the government.

Lol...yeah, if you consider taking weeks to reluctantly be dragged into making the said decision efficient , allright then.

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Trips by residents of Sapporo in Hokkaido and Osaka to other areas will continue to be eligible for the Go To Travel campaign

This makes absolutely no sense.

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Total confusion about handling the sanitary crisis and the economic consequences.

Please stay at home, please travel, oh but now, please not travel there ... and now there ... and again you can ... unless you should stay at home again ... well we're not sure ...

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3 weeks may not be enough. And the go-to should be suspended for residents of Sapporo and Osaka as well.

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How the buck does Tokyo not be suspended and Osaka willingly does, though with much less infections? The Osaka governor is out of his depth, so no wonder his party lost the election.He's overreacting and calling it leadership when in fact it's rudderless.

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So we can expect bigger lines at the end of the three weeks period. Great! Also, if Sapporo and Osaka are where the infections are spiking, why would the government encourage people living there to go out to other areas and travel around?

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So the government decides to exclude Sapporo, Osaka from Go To travel campaign for 3 weeks. What happens when people travel from that region to other parts of Japan. It seems like they are more concern with corralling the virus to those areas but people from those areas will travel.

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ZorotoToday  05:04 pm JST

Trips by residents of Sapporo in Hokkaido and Osaka to other areas will continue to be eligible for the Go To Travel campaign

This makes absolutely no sense.

you haven't figured it by now?

The health systems in Hokkaido and Osaka are said to be stretched thus they don't want additional tourists clogging up the health system. Also it acts as a reminder for Hokkaido and Osaka tourists to be extra careful if they travel.

Finally it greatly cuts the number of people bringing the virus home or to the workplace where many infections occur.

It's not about stopping the virus, its about limiting the impact and this reduces the spread by half at least.

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@cracaphat

I guess having a bed occupancy of around 100% is kind of motivating for Osaka to take measure.

Aichi and Tokyo should follow suite since they are on part with Hokkaido.

https://www.stopcovid19.jp/#Osaka

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Two cities, three weeks, and further virus spreading is ok, but import not? Decisions are now obviously made by throwing dice, right?

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@cracaphat

I guess having a bed occupancy of around 100% is kind of motivating for Osaka to take measure.

Thanx Flute for the chart.An interesting look.

But what is not said, is that only a few hospitals are designated as Covid cases ones, so with only those few, it can seem really bad.Where I live has only one hospital to go to if you have it. I also have a nurse student whose hospital, not too far from the Covid one, doesn't take suspected Covid patients.Japan has way too many hospitals(and dentists,bone clinics,hair salons,private clinics etc) to ever run out of beds for patients.What is the worry, is after Covid is over, you don't want the stigma of being considered a Covid hospital.It is like the hospital my wife got taken to when she almost died from blood loss.That hospital was considered you'd go in alive and come out dead! Thankfully she came out alive...touch and go though.

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Trips by residents of Sapporo in Hokkaido and Osaka to other areas will continue to be eligible for the Go To Travel campaign

This makes absolutely no sense.

you haven't figured it by now?

The health systems in Hokkaido and Osaka are said to be stretched thus they don't want additional tourists clogging up the health system.

What nonsense....tourists are not " clogging up " health systems in places they visit for a couple of days.

Also it acts as a reminder for Hokkaido and Osaka tourists to be extra careful if they travel.

Do tell, how " extra careful" will Osaka and Sapporo tourists be , apart from doing what most already do in terms of masks, disinfection etc....with the virus rocketing in Tokyo are Tokyoites " extra careful" when visiting other places ? not from the TV & newspaper coverage that's out there.

Finally it greatly cuts the number of people bringing the virus home or to the workplace where many infections occur.

All the assymptomatics from Osaka and Sapporo travelling to places not heavily affected atm and spreading it cuts the number of people bringing the virus to home / workplace?

What absolute bollocks...look at successful places like NZ or Australia...when Covid started spreading in say Melbourne first thing the other states did was stop all the Melbournians / Victorians from traveling interstate.

What J- govt is doing is just a typical half baked measure that will do absolutely nothing to the increasing numbers countrywide.

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Marcelito

The countries you state attempted to eliminate the virus, japan isn't trying that.

Fur

Secondly the Japanese government don't believe assymptomatics pose a risk.

And glad you've figured out it's half backed. The government clearly don't believe this is a major problem but have to do something to look as if they are taking the press panic.

Personally, seeing as the death rate is so low and the dead are around life expectancy coupled with the fact the dramatic fall in influenza deaths. I support the government doing the bear minimum.

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@cracaphat

There is just a problem with the way overall medical care work in Japan (there is obviously good place so I am not dismissing every hospital and so on, everyone can name good place). All of us have read report and/or know of people having to wait until ambulance find a hospital willing to take them, not in regard of the hospital full occupancy or not, just of if the patient is "attractive" enough or not. The stigma, not only on medical facility, is a problem.

Hippocrates must be crying.

(the link came from someone else, thanks to him/her)

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Just on the train heading west out of Kobe and the the social distancing is amazing!

People are not sitting together at all and many are standing rather than sitting.

The fear seems to be spreading faster than the virus....

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will ask..

consider..

how much time wasted before 'will order'.

weak hands again

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The new "Don't Go To" campaign, couldn't make it up....

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Hope these two prefectures and others don't reduce testing further to get back into the Gotos and for others to remain in it,

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