December 8 As of the 7th local time, Toyoshu Market, Japan’s largest aquatic market, has confirmed a total of 160 cases of COVID-19. Despite the large number of confirmed cases, the Toyoshu market is still open, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government also explained that “the route of infection in most cases is unknown, so it is not a collective infection”.
According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association on the 8th, since August this year, there have been consecutive confirmed cases among the staff of aquatic products wholesale stores in Fengzhou Market. After 481 stores were independently tested for the virus, 71 of the 3,111 people were diagnosed, and another 89 were distributed cases and close contacts, with a total of 160 confirmed cases.
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, of the 160 confirmed cases, 16 have been identified as the route of infection, including staff in the same store. Although the number of confirmed cases is large, government staff explained that “there are no cases of more than five confirmed in the same store in a short period of time, and the diagnosis interval between different patients is more than two weeks. The health department does not consider it a close contact, so it is not a collective infection.”
The epidemic in Toyoshu market and the explanation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government have also caused heated discussion on the Japanese Internet.
One netizen said, “Even if it is not a collective infection, the epidemic on this scale is too terrible”; another netizen said, “there is a closed space inside the market, and I’m afraid that the infection cannot be controlled if it is not blocked in time”; and some netizens questioned, “the government The explanation of the government is really inexplicable.
Is it that the infected people happen to get together?