Japanese Health ministry Informs 400,000 could die without virus containment measures

If no measures are taken, Japanese number of infection due to Corona Virus can be increased massively and die if social distance isn’t concerned.

The oldest population is found in Japan. This can be serious, especially for COVID-19 because lack of immunity system can lead to the death of poeple.
The current state of emergency is voluntary and doesn’t compensate workers who’ve lost earnings. Japanese companies also have been slow to adapt to remote work, meaning people still have continued to use public transit to commute to large offices in the densely populated capital region.

Already, patients are being moved to more hospitals and even hotels in Tokyo as infections surge in the capital, where medical experts warn the health care system is on the brink of collapse.
The projection by the government-commissioned team is a worst-case scenario, said Hokkaido University professor Hiroshi Nishiura, an expert on cluster analysis. He urged people to cooperate in the social distancing effort. “We can stop the transmission if all of us change our activity and significantly reduce interactions.”

The report projected 420,000 potential deaths because the seriously ill would require respiratory care or treatment in intensive care units and ventilators would run out if no preventive measures were taken, according to the report provided by the health ministry.
“If we are unprepared and hit by the pandemic, we will run out of respirators,” Nishitani told reporters.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures on April 7 and asked people to curb their public activities. It was expanded nationwide Saturday. Nishiura expressed concerns that slowing infections would take longer if social distancing was limited.

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