It’s been about a month since I started to worry about coronavirus. I have some friends in Shanghai, Canton, and Hong Kong in China, so I was hearing about it from them. Then when 春節, Chinese new year started around Jan 23rd, I posted on my facebook and blog, that the Japanese government should stop flights from China for now, but they didn’t, and they still can come except for two regions.
I am living in Japan. I’m teaching Japanese on italki. I feel very disappointed how the Japanese government reacted for the coronavirus for now.I guess there’s some reasons why the Japanese government haven’t stopped people entering from China. 1. The Tokyo Olympics, 2. Official visit of Xi Jinping planed in spring, 3. “human rights”
1 and 2 are in the due to bad timing. Because of these two, I guess they didn’t have a choice. 3. is a strange reason, but there’s some people who say “we should not discriminate against some people” but it’s the infection. The most important thing is to not spread it anymore.
I really hope politicians around the world use true leadership in this hard situation, and I really hope this coronavirus thing goes away as soon as possible.