• The Okinawa Times


A travel website operator in Okinawa Prefecture is offering health care professionals and other essential workers at the greatest risk of COVID-19 infection free transportation and accommodation, aiming to ease their fears of public or family transmission.

The project targets medical personnel, nursery staff, caregivers, drivers of public transportation and parcel delivery services, and supermarket clerks, all of whom have contact with various people in their daily work. Many workers in these occupations are facing difficulty in their daily lives, refraining from going home and avoiding public transport for fear that they might infect their family members and customers. Some health care professionals are resorting to sleeping in their cars and opting to stay away from their families.

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