Kansai University Prof Toshio Takatorige, an expert on public health. Following the death of several patients recuperating at home, the health ministry said that people with mild cases of the virus should stay at accommodation facilities such as hotels until they get better. However, this plan requires having doctors, nurses and other staff permanently stationed at the hotels to monitor the patients’ health. Further complicating the situation, some of these patients have to stay home while they recover because they are taking care of children or elderly relatives.© Yomiuri Shimbun
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That is the price of not preparing enough hospital beds capable of treating infectious disease patients and failing to quickly secure hotel rooms. We ended up having more people recover at home, which is something that should have been avoided in the first place.
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