Japan declares COVID-19 equal to the legal status of seasonal influenza
After the exemption of the government, there will be relief from self-isolation and many strict rules in the country.
Covid classified as class 2 disease along with SARS, tuberculosis
Tokyo, In Japan, Corona is being classified as a Seasonal Influenza instead of an epidemic. According to the news agency AP report, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday declared COVID-19 equal to the legal status of seasonal influenza. After this step of the Japanese government, now the country will start getting relaxation in wearing masks and adopting other preventive measures. During this, PM Kishida said that he has instructed experts and government officials to discuss the details of reducing the legal status of COVID-19.
After the exemption given by the government, there will be relief from self-isolation and many strict rules in the country. Also, now corona patients will be able to get their treatment done in any hospital. Earlier in Japan, corona infected patients were allowed to be treated only in special corona hospitals. Kishida said that in order to return to his normal daily life in Japan while following the adaptive measures to live with the coronavirus, he will gradually study concrete measures to move to the next step.
In Japan, COVID-19 is currently classified as a Class 2 disease along with SARS and tuberculosis. Under this rule, the free movement of such patients is banned and strict rules are also followed. According to the Ministry of Health, the total number of daily deaths last Saturday was 503. Experts say that the latest increase may be linked to the worsening of pre-existing diseases in older patients.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 20, 2023, 13:48 IST