It's been more than a week since the end of the Golden Week holidays, but so far, we haven't seen a sharp increase in the number of people infected with the new coronavirus after the holidays.

Experts say that many people are supposed to be careful about infection control, and basic measures to prevent the spread of infection from people who have no symptoms in the next week or so. I am calling to continue.

There was concern about the spread of infection during the Golden Week holidays, as there were no restrictions on behavior for the first time in three years, but as of the 15th, the average number of infected people per week in Japan was about 39,000. It is almost the same level as last month 28, just before the consecutive holidays, and has not led to a rapid increase.

Regarding this, Professor Kazuhiro Tateda of Toho University, who is a member of the government's subcommittee on measures against the new corona, said, "Many people move when they go on a trip, and wear masks correctly at the place where they go to eat. It seems that attention to measures such as ventilation has led to the current situation. It is a very good sign that the number of infected people has not increased significantly in urban areas, and it is large over a week or two. If there is no increase and there is a tendency to decrease, it is said that many people could survive without increasing the number of infected people even if many people moved and traveled or went home during the long holidays. It may lead to that. "

On top of that, "However, since the virus still exists in the city, we will continue to thoroughly maintain basic infection control measures so as not to cause secondary or tertiary infections from infected people. It is important to go, "he said, calling for continued measures.

Health center in Tokyo Be wary of re-spreading infection after the Golden Week holidays

After the Golden Week holidays, some health centers in Tokyo tend to report more people infected with the new coronavirus, and we are still wary of whether the infection will spread again.

The total number of newly infected people announced in Tokyo during the week up to the 15th was more than 27,000, an increase of 24% from the previous week.

Even in Kita Ward, the number of reported infected people has increased by about 10% compared to before the Golden Week holidays.

The health center says that the number of people undergoing inspections will increase after the Golden Week holidays, so the number of reported cases of infected people will tend to increase, but it will be about twice as much as usual, saying that it is necessary to be cautious about whether the infection will spread again for the next week or so. We are dealing with the system.

Hideo Maeda, director of the Kita Ward Public Health Center, said, "There are no signs that the infection is spreading so far, but there is concern that the infection will spread again due to socio-economic revitalization. However, I would like to strengthen the cooperation system with medical institutions so that the work will not be strained. "