Sept. 23: COVID-19 round-up
- The government is considering easing its coronavirus-related travel restrictions as early as Oct. 1 to allow entry to foreign nationals for long-term stays of three months or longer.
- National parks across Japan have improved internet access and taken other steps to attract teleworkers as the coronavirus pandemic has increased interest in the idea of a “workation.”
- IOC President Thomas Bach said Tuesday the recent staging of various sporting events across the world, despite restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, should provide “confidence” in preparing for the Tokyo Games next summer.
- Major light-maker Ushio Inc. has recently launched an ultraviolet lamp that can kill the coronavirus without harming human health — the first of its kind in the world.