November 24 According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) on the 24th, a mass infection of COVID-19 broke out recently in the government building of Shimizu Town, Hokkaido, Japan. Since the 24th, the Shimizu Town Government Building has been closed and window operations have been completely suspended. At the same time, some local public facilities at risk of infection have also been closed.
Recently, a mass infection of COVID-19 broke out in the government building of Shimizu Town, Hokkaido, Japan. Since the 24th, the Shimizu Town Government Building has been closed. The picture shows the closed Shimizu Town Government. Image Source: Screenshot of Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) social media account
According to reports, the Hokkaido government announced that as of the 23rd, seven employees within the Shimizu town government had been diagnosed. In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the Shimizu Town Government Building has been closed to the local people, and window business has been completely suspended. For the convenience of the emergency, the Shimizu Town Government sent several staff who tested negative for nucleic acid to respond at the main entrance of the building.
According to the report, in addition to the government building, the local public facilities such as cultural centers and stadiums have been closed, which are often accessed by government employees, and the temporary town council originally scheduled to be held on the 27th has also been cancelled.
The local government said that about 80 government employees have been tested for nucleic acid, and only employees who have tested negative results can be responsible for face-to-face business with the public.
A local woman in her 70s said, “I didn’t expect a collective infection from the government. I’m really worried.”