From near disaster to success story: how Japan has tackled coronavirus

Posted by on May 22, 2020 8:46 am
Categories: Global Stories

Criticism of government reaction has given way to plaudits for public’s virus-challenging habits

A little over a month ago, health experts were saying Japan risked becoming one of the world’s coronavirus “disaster zones”.

Its government was already facing criticism over its decision to quarantine passengers and crew aboard the Diamond Princess cruise liner, and had been accused of underplaying the Covid-19 threat while it clung to the increasingly faint hope of hosting the Olympics this summer.

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