(Countering New Coronary Pneumonia) Total number of confirmed infections in Japan rises to 918
China News Agency, Tokyo, February 27 (Reporter Lu Shaowei) As of 21:00 local time on the 27th, the total number of confirmed cases of pneumonia in Japan with new coronavirus infection rose to 918 cases.
Data Map: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Jun
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at the headquarters meeting of the New Coronavirus Infectious Diseases Countermeasure on the 27th that he requested temporary suspension of classes for elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools and special education schools nationwide from March 2 to the end of the spring break.
Abe said that efforts are being made to prevent the spread of infection among children throughout Japan, and the recent one to two weeks is a very important period. In addition, measures will be taken to prevent the spread of infection in the entrance examinations and graduation ceremonies to be conducted, and the number of people should be kept to a minimum.
On the 27th, Hokkaido announced that an infected man in his 80s died in the area, including the four passengers of the cruise ship "Diamond Princess". This is the eighth case of newly-crowned virus infection in Japan. On the same day, 15 new cases were confirmed in Hokkaido, including 2 boys under 10 years old.
On the same day, the crew members of the cruise ship "Diamond Princess" who had a negative virus test result disembarked. After disembarking, they will go to a accommodation facility in Saitama and Hikari to continue observation for 14 days. Departure. It is reported that about 240 crew members disembarked this time, and this work took 3 days to complete.
Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Kato said at a meeting of the House Budget Committee that same day that the cost of testing for the new crown virus will be included in public health insurance as soon as next week. (Finish)