A recent surge in corona19 diagnoses in Japan has led to cases of unknown infection pathways.

In particular, it is known that the authorities are having difficulty in investigating epidemiology because infected people do not disclose their behavior after visiting nightlife, such as attending a drinking party.

On the 30th, according to a report by NHK, a public broadcaster of Japan, the number of infected persons was confirmed this month, with 68 corona19 new confirmed persons coming out of Tokyo the previous day, but about 40% of the infection paths remain unconfirmed. Remains.

Tokyo is conducting an epidemiological investigation with the Japanese government, but it is not easy to fully determine where they are infected.

An official from Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported that there were several people whose suspicion of infection had not been identified, who visited a restaurant in the downtown at night and suspected of being infected.

Some of these restaurants are known to have conditions such as crowded employees and guests in an enclosed space.

The Japanese health authorities urged us to avoid the danger of large-scale infections if they meet the so-called '3 mils' of close exchanges, such as confined spaces that are poorly ventilated, crowded places, and close communication. There is.

The Japanese government is also known to take seriously the spread of infection through drinking.

The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 'Cluster (Countermeasurement) Countermeasures Group', which is composed of experts, is suspecting that the infection may be spreading through restaurants in Tokyo at night.

The official confirmed that the plural confirmers were found to have used high-end clubs such as Ginza and Roppongi.

In this regard, Professor Tohoku University, Hitoshi Oshitani, who participated in a meeting of Japanese government experts responding to Corona 19, said, "The place where one employee enters a large number of customers in a short distance, even if no one is crowded, is a group." "It's easy to get infected."

Although corona19 infection is severe through downtown bars, epidemiological investigations have not been conducted sufficiently.

The Sankei Shimbun reported on the 30th that although the public health center is conducting investigations of the confirmed persons, the specific actions and the degree of contact with acquaintances may not be fully understood because the parties did not sufficiently respond due to privacy reasons.

The identification of the behavior of the confirmed person is a random investigation, so there is no forcing, and especially the investigation related to the downtown area at night is in trouble.

An infected person who eats at a restaurant or a busy street at night says, "It can be a nuisance to the other party."

Even if the suspected infection site was identified, the newspaper reported that there were many cases in which the restaurant responded with a response such as `` No one has symptoms '' and `` I do not want it to be a nuisance to customers. ''

In Japan, there is a kind of normative culture that says, 'You shouldn't bother others.'

Those who do not cooperate well with epidemiological investigations seem to have reacted to avoid troublesome things such as acquaintances from health authorities.

However, this kind of behavior is a choice that does not cause a small trouble to acquaintances, but rather a big problem to society as a whole.

A Tokyo official said, "I use this and other means to persuade them many times, but the infected and the shops also have passive examples. I feel the limitations of the investigation based on requests."

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