Medical workers in Japan are facing severe shortages of personal protective equipment in their fight against the new coronavirus despite government efforts to increase support, a recent survey has shown.

A total of 78 percent said in an online survey conducted last month that there was a shortage, or somewhat of a shortage of necessary medical protective gear, up from 61 percent in the previous poll in March, according to medical information provider K.K. eHealthcare.

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