Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cancelled the truth in a failed attempt to protect the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the government’s reputation for the handling of the now rampant spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19.
“We have cancelled the truth to try to save the economy,” Abe told reporters.
The cancellation of the Olympic Games will cost the country trillions of yen, however, many thousands of lives, or more, will now perish due to the government’s lack of decisive action.
The public should be advised to
- practice social-distancing of at least 1.5 meters
- wash hands regularly
- avoid touching your face
- cough and sneeze into your elbow
- avoid contact with anyone, unless it is absolutely necessary
The number of coronavirus cases are set to skyrocket over the coming weeks with a lack of testing currently being undertaken.
The disease is highly contagious and has a high rate of fatality, especially for older people. However, the coronavirus can also kill healthy young people.
The extreme danger now is that the hospital system becomes overwhelmed and many people will be turned away from medical care.
The government needs to act fast.