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Cabinet decision on new type pneumonia "designated infectious disease" today Adjusting to return home early

2020-01-27T19:46:05.347Z

Regarding the new type of pneumonia caused by coronavirus, the government can take measures such as forced hospitalization if the infection is confirmed in Japan.



Cabinet decision on new type pneumonia "designated infectious disease" today Adjustment for early return to Japan at 4:42 on January 28

On February 28, the government will decide on a new designated coronavirus-induced pneumonia as a "designated infectious disease" in which cases such as forced hospitalization can be taken if infection is confirmed in Japan.

In addition, we are urgently coordinating with the Chinese government so that private charter aircraft can be dispatched as soon as possible for all Japanese applicants staying there to return home early.

In response to the spread of the new coronavirus in China, the government has issued a Cabinet Order to designate pneumonia caused by the virus as a 指定 designated infectious disease under the Infectious Diseases Control Law and a 検 quarantine infectious disease under the Quarantine Inspection Law. The Cabinet decides on the 28th.

If a person is designated as a `` specified infectious disease, '' if the infection is confirmed in Japan, measures such as forced hospitalization based on law can be taken. Quarantine stations will be able to direct inspections and consultations under the law, and you may be punished if you do not comply.

On the other hand, the government plans to dispatch two ANA charter aircraft to Wuhan in order to return all Japanese applicants staying in the country as soon as possible. Is.

In addition, if the number of applicants increases significantly, we are considering sending a government aircraft in addition to charter aircraft, and we plan to use Haneda Airport when returning home.

The charter aircraft is equipped with high-performance masks and infection-prevention clothing for healthcare professionals, and is preparing to deliver them to the Chinese government as emergency relief supplies through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

In addition, the government has been considering the impact on tourism and other domestic economies in light of the successive cancellations of Chinese tourists who had planned to visit Japan during the Chinese New Year's Lunar New Year holidays. We will analyze in detail and consider the need for countermeasures.

Source: nhk

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