December 29th – Recently, the COVID-19 epidemic in Japan has continued to spread, and many primary and secondary schools have had collective infection incidents.
According to media reports such as Yomiuri Shimbun and Kyodo News Agency, the Sapporo Municipal Government of Japan announced on the 29th that 16 new primary and secondary school students were infected with the novel coronavirus on that day, including 2 middle school students and 14 primary school students.
As early as the 27th, 29 primary and secondary school students were found to be infected in Sapporo. The Sapporo Municipal Government pointed out that it is still necessary to continue to strengthen vigilance around the epidemic.
In addition, 14 students and related people were infected with the novel coronavirus in a high school in Aomori Prefecture, Japan on the 28th, which was the first time that there was a collective infection in Aomori Prefecture in an educational institution.
Among them, many students come from the same class or have participated in the same community activities. Aomori Prefecture Education Committee said that before the incident, the high school held ball games, graduation ceremonies and chorus activities attended by all students.
In view of the continued expansion of the coronavirus epidemic, the Japanese government announced on the 28th that the tourism support project “Go To Travel” was suspended nationwide for 15 days.
At the same time, the Japanese government decided to suspend in principle the entry of foreigners from all countries and regions to Japan from December 28 to the end of January 2021.
In order to prevent the flow of people from expanding during the holiday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiro Kan also appealed to the public at his residence on the 28th to “have a quiet end of the year and the beginning of the year”.