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Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare “Decision to wear a mask Carefully inform so as not to cause anxiety or confusion” | NHK


Wearing a mask as a countermeasure against the new corona will be entrusted to individual judgment from the beginning of the week. Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato indicated that he would carefully inform the public about the revision so that there would be no anxiety or confusion among the people.

Before the status of the novel coronavirus under the Infectious Diseases Control Law is shifted to May, from the 13th of next week, it will be up to the individual to decide whether to wear a mask.

On the other hand, in order to prevent infection in elderly people who are at high risk of becoming seriously ill, the government recommends wearing them when going to medical institutions or riding crowded trains and buses.

At a press conference, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato said, “Businesses may ask employees and users to wear masks as a countermeasure against infection, so I would like to ask for your cooperation. I would like to make efforts to carefully inform people so that there is no anxiety or confusion.”

“On May 8, we will review the position of the Infectious Diseases Act. We will continue to pay close attention to infection, restore daily life as soon as possible, and economic and social activities will return to normal and further develop. I want you to be involved,” he said.