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“We are by no means disregarding citizens’ lives,” says Japanese health minister Norihisa Tamura in apparent reversal of COVID policy regarding hospitalization

Japan's health minister Norihisa Tamura said Thursday that COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms will be advised to be treated at a hospital if the doctor says they have a high risk of getting more ill, under the government's revised guidelines on coronavirus hospitalization. "People with moderate symptoms will be hospitalized, in principle," Tamura also explained at a parliamentary committee meeting.

From Jiji Press

August 5 2021

TOKYO – Japan’s health minister Norihisa Tamura said Thursday that COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms will be advised to be treated at a hospital if the doctor says they have a high risk of getting more ill, under the government’s revised guidelines on coronavirus hospitalization. 

“People with moderate symptoms will be hospitalized, in principle,” Tamura also explained at a parliamentary committee meeting.

The new guidelines stipulate that COVID-19 patients with a low possibility of developing severe symptoms be cared for at home, in principle.

The minister said the government reviewed its guidelines mainly so COVID-19 patients who are not hospitalized will be treated at home instead of at accommodation facilities.

“We are by no means disregarding citizens’ lives,” Tamura said about the revision.

1 comment on ““We are by no means disregarding citizens’ lives,” says Japanese health minister Norihisa Tamura in apparent reversal of COVID policy regarding hospitalization

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