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While an abrupt decision by the government last week to scrap its advisory coronavirus panel has drawn criticism across the political spectrum, the hastiness of the decision may have offered an insight into how keen the administration is to recover control of the narrative.

Yasutoshi Nishimura, the minister responsible for virus response, said on June 24 a new entity would be created to replace the panel — which has made key proposals in the nation’s battle to contain the spread of the virus, including avoiding the “three Cs” of confined and crowded places and close contact with others.

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