2022.08.17 19:23Nation

感染者全数把握、見直し着手 新型コロナ、8月下旬に具体案―厚労省


2022.08.17 19:23Nation

Japan Reviewing COVID-19 Info-Gathering Method

-The Japanese government is reviewing its method for gathering information about COVID-19 cases around the country, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
   The government is expected to release a detailed proposal as early as later this month after collecting opinions from experts.
   The move is aimed at easing burdens on hospitals and public health centers struggling with surging COVID-19 cases amid the seventh wave of infections.
   "We need to reach conclusions while coordinating with stakeholders," health minister Katsunobu Kato told a press conference.
   Shigeru Omi, head of the government's COVID-19 advisory team, told reporters that the government needs to launch a new panel to review the information-gathering method.