Japan shut schools on March 2 to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Kyodo

Coronavirus: Hokkaido ends state of emergency, schools to reopen as epidemic gets ‘under control’ in Japan

  • Panel of experts advises authorities to reopen schools and allow regions with few coronavirus cases to hold sporting events
  • Meanwhile, an infectious disease official has credited Japan’s ‘sheep mentality’ as one factor that has helped to keep the nation’s fatalities low
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Japan shut schools on March 2 to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Kyodo
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