Economic survival continues to supersede public health in Japan as officials selectively suspend and restrict, but ultimately proceed with, the Go To Travel campaign even as the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country.

The central government is planning to extend the end of its travel subsidy campaign — a ¥1.35 trillion program meant to resuscitate the battered tourism industry through discounted domestic trips — from January to early June, media reports said Thursday.

The plan will be included in a stimulus package set to be announced early this month, reports said, and Diet members in the ruling bloc are also looking to reduce the maximum discount available to travelers in order to prolong the campaign period.