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Koike lifts 'Tokyo alert' on coronavirus

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Untested citizens. Life the Alert. Makes a lot of sense.

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Lift the Alert

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Finally. This is a great step forward.

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The alert was totally pointless. Did anyone actually change their behavior because of the alert?

You: Boss, Koike just announced an alert.

Boss: I couldn't give a rat's buttocks. Get on that packed morning train and get yours here ASAP!

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nakanoguy

Ah, yes, many people did.

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Alert means nothing when no one is paying attention.

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It seems to me that she is just playing politics and thats all

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How do you lift nothing?

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Allowing to reopen? Karaoke bars etc only ever voluntarily closed. And still haven’t received compensation.

“Approval of reopening” would be more appropriate.

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Good, perhaps less pressure to constantly wear masks.

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The concept of "Tokyo Alert" didn't seem to have any teeth in the first place- either it's a state of emergency, or it's not.

Also the name wasn't that good- what does an "alert" mean in this case, exactly? Once again, using katakana English without clarifying the underlying meaning hurts the effectiveness of Koike's governance.

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Kitchener LeslieToday  05:07 pm JST

How do you lift nothing?

It's a zen thing.

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No one cares because it's all a political stunt anyway.

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Actually Japan has done a much better job than European countries and America in containing the virus. It seems to be that they are looking carefully at the numbers before making a decision.

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It is interesting to note that although Tokyo and Japan's cases have stabilized to the double digits . . . China is in the single digits, and zero . . . . . https://www.google.com/search?ei=dBPiXsG4MpSNwbkP9J2y-A4&q=China%2C+coronavirus%2C+graph&oq=China%2C+coronavirus%2C+graph&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzICCAA6BAgAEA06BggAEAcQHjoICAAQDRAFEB46CAgAEAgQDRAeUNSSC1iWmAtggJoLaABwAHgAgAGhAYgB5wSSAQMwLjWYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwjBwoWr0vnpAhWURjABHfSODO8Q4dUDCAs&uact=5#spf=1591874605476

It is possibly due to their only using the drug Avigan, and protective measures, whereas in Japan the drug is only approved where other drugs do not work - The concern is with numbers in double digits, are healthcare workers the ones at risk, (by not using Avigan).

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The above link references China's new cases . . . . https://www.google.com/search?ei=dBPiXsG4MpSNwbkP9J2y-A4&q=China%2C+coronavirus%2C+graph&oq=China%2C+coronavirus%2C+graph&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzICCAA6BAgAEA06BggAEAcQHjoICAAQDRAFEB46CAgAEAgQDRAeUNSSC1iWmAtggJoLaABwAHgAgAGhAYgB5wSSAQMwLjWYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwjBwoWr0vnpAhWURjABHfSODO8Q4dUDCAs&uact=5#spf=1591874605476

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See also New Zealand - perhaps also using Avigan? 

https://www.google.com/search?ei=yhbiXumiILqCwbkPyP6_-A4&q=New+Zealand%2C+coronavirus%2C+graph&oq=New+Zealand%2C+coronavirus%2C+graph&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzICCAAyAggAMgIIADoFCAAQsQM6BwgAELEDEEM6BwgAEIMBEEM6BQgAEIMBOgYIABAHEB46BAgAEA06CAgAEA0QBRAeOggIABAIEA0QHlDBwQJYvOECYNTpAmgAcAB4AIABpAGIAdsJkgEDNy41mAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpeg&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwjpr4_C1fnpAhU6QTABHUj_D-8Q4dUDCAs&uact=5#spf=1591875321901

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Tons of people taking pictures of the red Rainbow Bridge...I hope this ends that

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oIdman_13Today 06:30 pm JST

No one cares because it's all a political stunt anyway.

Someone cares, because they are deleting comments all over the place.

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Still double digit numbers, but don’t we all need a high society girl to Tell us what to do and when to do it?

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Arrrgh-Type:

The concept of "Tokyo Alert" didn't seem to have any teeth ...

Also the name wasn't that good- what does an "alert" mean in this case, exactly?

Japan has already proved that most people do not need "teeth" or penalty to do required things.

Alert means that some numbers are above expected levels. Therefore, "Be careful!" People know already what it means to be careful.

It's a simple and effective message.

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Jtsnose:

It is interesting to note that although Tokyo and Japan's cases have stabilized to the double digits . . . China is in the single digits, and zero

Japan, unlike China, is not a police state, does not truck every individual's movements. There are restrictions on what government can do in a Democratic nation.

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Any conclusions drawn from Chinese numbers are conclusions based on trusting that the CCP is truthfully reporting numbers.

I have a pretty hard time drawing any conclusions based on reported Chinese numbers.

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How soon until the mask requirement in very open gyms is lifted?

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Mrs Koike, U are trusted for insisting on what U belive. Are U sure, lives will not be lost ???.

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I was hoping to go to my local sports centre.. but they asked me to wear a face mask! WTF I'm more likely to choke on it when exercising in such a center than when walking around outside without !

Somethings just don't seem right.

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Ah... well I mean to say, when walking around outside and catching the virus without the face mask.

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