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Japan Govt's Review of "Go To" Programs Too Late: Experts

Japan Govt's Review of "Go To" Programs Too Late: Experts

   Tokyo, Nov. 21 (Jiji Press)--Japanese infectious disease experts criticized Saturday's decision by the government to review its Go To Campaign demand-boosting programs, saying the move came too late with little effect expected.
   "At present, Hokkaido and Tokyo are in Stage 3 situations in which infected people are sharply increasing," said Yoshito Niki, visiting professor of infectious disease at Showa University.
   "The review came late. It should have been conducted at least two weeks ago," Niki continued.
   Stage 3 is the second-worst level on Japan's four-tier scale for measuring the degree of spread of the coronavirus.
   As part of the review, the government decided to suspend new reservations of trips under the Go To Travel program to areas where infection cases are soaring.

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