Visitors seen in masks at the annual Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, on February 4, 2020. Photo: Kyodo
Visitors seen in masks at the annual Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, on February 4, 2020. Photo: Kyodo

Coronavirus: Hokkaido snow festival that drew 2 million visitors should have been axed, says Japanese expert

  • Some 2 million people, including tourists from China, visited the prefecture in February for the Sapporo Snow Festival
  • Hokkaido has the country’s largest number of coronavirus infections, with hospitals treating 118 cases

Visitors seen in masks at the annual Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, on February 4, 2020. Photo: Kyodo
Visitors seen in masks at the annual Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, on February 4, 2020. Photo: Kyodo
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