COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2; 2019nCoV)

+ updates until April

Years ago Japanese mask fetishism was known but minor – nowadays things have changed and Corona-Virus showing us again that nature may not be Human’s best friend; the situation seems to get more&more serious and public life getting slow. To Hospital or Hospiz people cannot come anymore for visit or can only go with mask and on emergency, offices and public agencies shut down and closed; public swimming pools and other meeting places closing. Still, many people think officials try to hide facts&numbers and after struggling about Tokyo-Marathon (didn’t officially cancel, only asking plz not to go/come) Japan should call off Olympic Games for this year but already the fire for Tokyolympics is ignited, advertisement going on (rumours said that Japan recently gave huge donations to WHO as well as IOC, big money spent already to prepare the games https://t1p.de/8sx9) – while even nature or, if you like superstition stories, the old gods showing their dissatisfaction with more frequent little earthquake that shake the ground …

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/newpage_00032.html

https://www.dw.com/en/could-japan-call-off-tokyo-olympics-over-coronavirus-fears/a-52292386

.. while life is going on, specialists talk about research and testing, giving many advice where the virus may be already, what to avoid and how to act (washing hands more often, carefull when sneezing or coughing and better wearing mask when going out, it’s not to stop the virus catching you but to protect others around you; Japanese Ministry of Health posting official guidelines https://t1p.de/zahq) and some getting more creative in their mask fashion …

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/02/25/national/japan-mask-shortages-covid19/#.Xlc-rErgrIU

.. now – 29th of February, quite late, but in this country public officers already known for their lack of taking on responsibilities – Prime Minister Abe appears to the public on a special press conference for the 1st time in this crisis to tell more seriously about responsibility and how to act further on fighting the spread of the virus. Disputes on Social Media going on, still a big problem and maybe a big threat of huge financial losses seems to be postponing or cancellation of the Tokyolympics (https://t1p.de/wu16), but at the end – reality is usually more strong than plans&wishes. One famous Sumo-Tournament in the first week of March is opening in Osaka with almost no audience, where usually thousands of fans sit and cheer on their favourites …

.. while in Germany, much later than Abe and even it was already obvious that Europe (especially Italy and in Germany Bavaria&NRW) may become hotspot of COVID-19, Chancelor Merkel, she seems to be tired of all this ruling business let alone leadership, talking now to the people in public empty words that inculde many points but actually say nothing …

https://www.nzz.ch/international/coronavirus-in-deutschland-merkel-spricht-im-fernsehen-ld.1547315

.. meanwhile a pretty cold spring started, surfing season, barbecue at the beach, garden flowers and Sakura trees unfolding their beauty …

.. and now (24./25.March) it became official: Tokyolympics will be postponed until next year …

Today, 30th March, Tokyo’s Mayor Koike speaking on public not to go out to Bars and crowded places like Pachinko, not telling about total shut down but it’s clear changing of lifestyle is going on. We got a letter from a Hospiz we used to go that visit will not be possible from the beginning of April. On TV new information about an effect caused by the virus that may destroy the ability for smell and taste. One famous actor, TV talent (Shimura Ken, 70 yrs old) died on Corona; he was famous for being a heavy smoker (3 packs a day), was already in treatment for Pneumonia several years ago and liked to go to noble Izakaya (居酒屋) and Kyabakura-Bars (キャバクラ) – big mourning on public and as a result people will go out much less, lots of talking about going down of entertainment and economy. Our favourite Onsen and sauna in Odawara (in „Korona World“ – no joke) getting much less customers already …

Corona-Sakura 2020

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