Under what's likely a 2-3 month shutdown in Canada.
Ironically, my first intended visit to Japan was delayed due to the 2009 swine flu pandemic. When Canada recorded our first H1N1 case, my school's exchange program with Osaka Electro Communication University started changing. Homestay families quit, as is their right. NHK was showing pictures of downtown eastside Vancouver (which is kind of dodgy at the best of times) and suddenly that was Canada.
OECU got a hotel for us. All was good until Japan got their first case - an exchange student visiting Oakville, Ontario, Canada (where my school is), returning to Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan (where OECU is headquartered.) You couldn't have planned a better excuse to cancel the trip if you tried.
Just curious where that concern is now. COVID-19 is already far worse than H1N1 was. And it's nowhere near done.
Please, Japan, lock it down. We're locked down for a couple of months at least and only denting the curve a bit. NYC is going to go through hell this month. Idiot states will follow and it will be their own damn fault at this point. Why Japan is trending closer to red states than blue at this point is kind of beyond me.
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