Covid-19 in Japan
🦠 Coronavirus and Japanese People
The Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19 / SARS-CoV-2) is an infectious respiratory disease that broke out in the world at the end of 2019, starting from China. The outbreak was requalified as a global pandemic in March 2020, millions of cases were confirmed, and a large part of the world enforced an unprecedented lockdown. Japan was also affected but to a lesser extent.
The archipelago seems indeed to be largely successful in containing the epidemic on its territory with a very low number of cases, and an especially very low death toll compared to many other countries in Europe or in the United States. Among the possible explanations are:
- The customary practice of hygiene and protection manners in Japanese society;
- The respect of government’s recommendations by citizens and businesses;
- The closure of Japan’s borders for several months.
Kanpai is of course carefully monitoring and analyzing the evolution of Covid-19 in Japan, its impacts and consequences on people’s life and on tourism industry.