Commuters wearing face marks pictured during rush hour on Monday in a crowded railway station in Tokyo. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Japan disease expert hits out at slow government response

  • Kentaro Iwata slammed a lack of clear messaging, reluctance to impose strict lockdowns and said restrictions might now be needed ‘for a long, long time’
  • He previously raised the alarm in February about the ‘chaotic’ quarantine procedures on board the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Commuters wearing face marks pictured during rush hour on Monday in a crowded railway station in Tokyo. Photo: AP
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