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Stricter COVID-19 measures introduced in 8 more prefectures in Japan

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Tougher measures against the coronavirus pandemic were introduced Sunday in eight prefectures newly placed under a quasi-state of emergency, with restaurant operators requested to cut opening hours and suspend serving alcohol.

Beside that? Everything will be just as no emergency.

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Pointless, waste of money and with Obon here and being in the midst of summer, how is this gonna stop the spread of the virus?

Please enlighten me as I might be too stupid to see how this will work.

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What about the thousand or so restaurants, and rightfully so, staying open and serving alcohol?

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When I explain the strict measures taken in Japan to my friends in Europe, Asia or North America, they are just laughing : how can Japan hope to stop the spread by just asking people to behave cautiously, closing restaurants after 8pm and not allowing alcohol in restaurants. My friends ask me if I am joking.  Unfortunately no.

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Yeah, because all of the COVID restrictions over the past 18 months have done a, ahem, wonderful job so far.

Please. This is just another case of government bureaucrats and politicians "taking strong action" just to give the appearance of doing something.

Viruses are gonna virus. Protect the most vulnerable, namely the elderly and those with serious medical conditions -- or more specifically, give them every means and opportunity to protect themselves.

But as for everyone else ... yeah, be COVID-conscious but also go out and live your lives. Stop making FEAR the predominant emotion in your life. Get out and live. Stop this mindset that you're living downwind from Chernobyl and that every step you take outside your home is a potential step toward death.

Enough of that neurotic, cowardly mentality.

And if you do get the COVID, your chances are overwhelmingly excellent that you will not only survive it, but not even experience severe symptoms. Your chances of dying of it are only slightly higher than being mauled to death in the middle of Shinjuku by a one-eyed short-tailed three-legged cheetah.

And in turn, the government should stop demanding that everyone live in fear and should stop telling people what they can or cannot do. We're not children. We're adults, and we're free ones at that.

So, live your life and stop cowering in fear to government edicts. They don't know what the bleep they're doing when it comes to this so-called pandemic. They've demonstrated that time and time again, by constantly taking the same tired old "measures" and expecting different results.

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Oh!! The Olympics are over so time to try and do something……

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And still no improvements or changes.

I’m guessing this will be the norm through the end of the year and continue on in 2022 with no end in sight?

Good job, as usual, Suga and the boys.

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ROFL (if this whole virus had a funny side)

And people like to keep saying left-wing governments are incompetent!!

Japanese "state of emergency" = best wishes/hopes and prayers

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This never-ending SOE used to get me down but I just don't care about these so-called "restrictions" anymore. Leaving this island in approximately in 76 days...but who's counting?

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HakmanToday  09:34 am JST

And if you do get the COVID, your chances are overwhelmingly excellent that you will not only survive it, but not even experience severe symptoms. Your chances of dying of it are only slightly higher than being mauled to death in the middle of Shinjuku by a one-eyed short-tailed three-legged cheetah.

The usual misinformation, this is pathetic.

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what does state of emergency in Japan actually means?

i see no outcome except a lot of empty politicians talk?

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These things are always announced right before vacations. Can't have people enjoying themselves too much!

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Under the quasi-state of emergency, dining establishments not serving liquor are requested to close at 8 p.m.

Wasn't that supposed to be State of Emergency ?

State of emergency : restaurants and bars must close at 8:00 and not serve alcohol, whole prefecture.

Quasi state of emergency : restaurants and bars must close at 8:00, stop serving alcohol at 7:00 + some specific depending of the city : no party higher than 2, follow a check list of anticovid measures (partition, CO2 counter, ...) and possibly even not serving alcohol (to avoid interprefectoral travel for example).

So if quasi state of emergency is like state of emergency how is state of emergency evolving ?

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Japan will have to do what they did last year close malls, leave only supermarkets open and do online lessons using all the fancy apple ipads they bought for every single student in this country for at least a month until the numbers come down and more people are vaccinated.

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