Members of the public applaud Japanese medical workers. Photo: AP

Coronavirus cases in Japan drive surge in discrimination against medical workers

  • The Health Ministry issued a directive to day care facilities after some barred the children of doctors and nurses
  • Experts say prejudice against those even indirectly associated with the illness stems from deeply rooted ideas about purity and cleanliness
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Members of the public applaud Japanese medical workers. Photo: AP
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