Japanese medical workers walk past tents set up to test for coronavirus. Photo: Reuters Japanese medical workers walk past tents set up to test for coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
Japanese medical workers walk past tents set up to test for coronavirus. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Japanese hospitals feel the strain of new wave of infections

  • Outbreak has highlighted underlying weaknesses in medical care in Japan, which has long been praised for its high-quality insurance system and reasonable costs
  • Apart from a general unwillingness to embrace social distancing, experts fault government incompetence and a widespread shortage of the protective gear

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Japanese medical workers walk past tents set up to test for coronavirus. Photo: Reuters Japanese medical workers walk past tents set up to test for coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
Japanese medical workers walk past tents set up to test for coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
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