Written with extracts translated from The Tokyo Shimbun
March 15th 2020
Kamogawa City, Chiba Pref – Kamogawa City has begun distributing 15,000 masks stored in the city to prevent the elderly and disabled from getting the new coronavirus. It targets medical institutions and nursing and disability facilities in the city.
There is also a shortage of commercially available masks in Kamogawa City, and the city has been calling for a calm response so that they can buy only what they need without over-selling.
Regarding stockpiling masks, Minamiboso City distributed 10,000 masks to medical institutions and facilities for the elderly and disabled with a high risk of infection in late February.