Sales manager Masaki Nagayama works at his store, a clothes shop featuring Japanese firefighter organisation of the Edo era.The Japanese government is considering no longer asking the public to wear masks indoors in principle unless they have symptoms. Photo: Reuters
Sales manager Masaki Nagayama works at his store, a clothes shop featuring Japanese firefighter organisation of the Edo era.The Japanese government is considering no longer asking the public to wear masks indoors in principle unless they have symptoms. Photo: Reuters
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Japan could put end to indoor mask-wearing as government mulls downgrading Covid-19’s status

  • The policy change has been floated as the government discusses downgrading Covid-19’s legal status to the same level as seasonal influenza
  • The change may come as early as this spring in tandem with the downgrading of the classification, according to government sources

Sales manager Masaki Nagayama works at his store, a clothes shop featuring Japanese firefighter organisation of the Edo era.The Japanese government is considering no longer asking the public to wear masks indoors in principle unless they have symptoms. Photo: Reuters
Sales manager Masaki Nagayama works at his store, a clothes shop featuring Japanese firefighter organisation of the Edo era.The Japanese government is considering no longer asking the public to wear masks indoors in principle unless they have symptoms. Photo: Reuters
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