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