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Tokyo government provides coronavirus home recuperation sets with instant ramen, curry, and more

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

It’s pretty safe to say that no one in the world enjoys having to quarantine at home as they recover from a coronavirus infection. For those living in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward, though, there’s at least something to help ease the unpleasantness.

Adachi has created what it calls the “home recuperation set,” a bundle of food, beverages, and other daily life supplies put together and distributed by the ward. The goal of the initiative is to remove the need, and hopefully even the temptation, to leave the home during the final phase of the recovery process, helping the infected get the rest they need and eliminating the chance of them spreading the virus to others.

The kits are for those with light symptoms who are quarantining in their homes, with recipients receiving two deliveries, the second coming one week after the first. A sample kit might include:

● 7 bottles of water

● 12 packs of microwavable rice

● 1 loaf of bread

● 4 cups of instant ramen

● 4 packs of instant curry

● 5 packs of instant rice bowl toppings, including ones for gyudon (beef bowl)

● 2 instant hamburger steaks

● Canned fish and yakitori chicken

● 8 mixed vegetable packs

● 1 pack of cherry tomatoes

● 3 cucumbers

● 10 eggs

● 1 bunch of bananas

● 6 oranges

● 6 packs of vegetable juice

● 3 packs of soy milk

● Senbei rice crackers, chocolate, and cookies

It’s an impressive selection, filled with tasty, filling comfort foods and fresh fruit and vegetables, and even both sweet and salty snacks so that recoverees can treat themselves to a little indulgence now and then without having to go to the convenience store. Also worth noting: nothing in the kit requires any cooking skills or equipment beyond a microwave and the ability to boil water. You can eat tomatoes and cucumbers raw, and even with the eggs, cracking one raw over a bowl of piping hot white rice or dropping it into a cup of ramen are both popular meal enhancers in Japan.

In addition to food and drinks, the kits also contain items such as toilet and tissue paper, saran wrap, soap, hand sanitizer, and, if required, sanitary pads.

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Adachi first started distributing home recuperation sets back in the spring, but the program is still going on, with the photo above showing the kit one resident received just this week. Look closely, and you’ll see that Adachi Ward even tossed in some maitake mushrooms so that the resident can enjoy a seasonal delicacy while keeping himself and others safe.

Sources: Asahi Shimbun Digital via Hachima Kiko, Adachi Ward, Mamasta

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© SoraNews24

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Is this free, I mean paid for by taxes or what?

7 ( +8 / -1 )

What crap! How about increasing land size so people have a yard to potter around in. It's more like a mercy package you would send to a prisoner of war. Bandage on a gushing wound. And the offencive part is its tax payer money...to be given water? Something is seriously wrong.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Not very welcome for vegan families. Maybe they can barter it for vegetables and fruits with their neighbors?

7 ( +10 / -3 )

How about increasing land size so people have a yard to potter around in.

Sounds like a great idea.

Where is the extra land going to come from?

And how are you going to parcel it out to individual households?

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Geeze. Seems like a nice gesture to me. Some people seem to be looking for reasons to complain

Not sure about the land size increase? Would this come from reclamation?

10 ( +10 / -0 )

It’s a great idea, but not very well thought out. A lot of the foods are perishables with a shelf life of only a few days. I guess it’s still better than nothing.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Nice, but is that really a healthy diet?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

I agree, great idea, could have been better thought through but respect and support from me

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Why the bottled water? Can't you drink the tap water in Adachi-ku? In the rest of Tokyo, tap water is clean, safe, very cheap, and contains vastly lower amounts of plastic particles than bottled water.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

In the rest of Tokyo, tap water is clean, safe, very cheap, and contains vastly lower amounts of plastic particles than bottled water.

Ha!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I live just just outside of Tokyo area, there are two abandoned houses in my street alone. Parcel it out an extra meter or two for everyone. An abandoned orchid shuffle the existing land to living people. There is land unused. Living in a tower not so much.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

do they have choices of packages like no meat? That would be easier that bartering away others from having vegetables. When Japan was closed to the world it was mostly vegetarian so not a bad time to revive it for health reasons.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

When Japan was closed to the world it was mostly vegetarian so not a bad time to revive it for health reasons.

I mentioned this once to a Japanese. She wouldn't believe me. In these situations, I don't argue, and let them believe what they want.

Beef, hamberders, chicken, fish, cookies with shortening, Japanese bread, cup noodles. We're not just battling the virus. It's also the crappy food.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

"Geeze. Seems like a nice gesture to me. Some people seem to be looking for reasons to complain"

Well said.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

I see where my precious tax money is being used as the goverment deducts it out of my check monthly. Honestly, do you really think this is going keep the person from going to convinient store maybe he/she wants some beer or something different. I doubt it would keep them from leaving the home to the store at all. Can't complain about free food. Even the homeless have a hard time getting food in Jland.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Tokyo-m - Why the bottled water? Can't you drink the tap water in Adachi-ku? In the rest of Tokyo, tap water is clean, safe, very cheap, and contains vastly lower amounts of plastic particles than bottled water.

Oh dear! I guess you missed the report about only half of the lead lined water pipes in Tokyo have been replaced so far. Have you ever wondered what that pink slime is that builds up around the plug hole in the bath and shower? It’s lead oxide! Yum, yum!

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

"Lead concentration in tap water supplied in Japanese municipals are mostly non-detectable (

1 ( +1 / -0 )

"Lead concentration in tap water supplied in Japanese municipals are mostly non-detectable"

Full report: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3493634/

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Wow, I cannot believe all the people on here being critical of the food being supplied. What a blessing NOT only to the people in the home who are suffering from Corona, however, for all those who are not and ADACHI wanting to keep everyone safe who have not been infected.

Kudos, to Adachi ward for going the extra mile for the people living in their ward especially when so many in the world these days are starving because of the COVID with no jobs.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

No Beer ?!!!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

No Beer ?!!!

My thoughts exactly!

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