Japan is gradually emerging from its strange ambiguity. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned Monday that he would bring the country into a state of emergency the following day, ending a dissonance between "top" opinion leaders urging him to take action drastic and, "below", a simply diminished social life.
Above, the experts who advise the government were alarmed, from one press conference to the next, about their loss of control over the progression of the coronavirus in the population for a week. The strategy chosen by the authorities had been to test only people returning from regions at risk abroad, and those in contact with sources of contamination on Japanese territory. This approach, combined with the “social protocols” ordinarily observed by the population (physical distance of use between acquaintances, general wearing of masks, impeccable cleanliness, etc.), seems to have slowed down the coronavirus: if the example of Korea
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