The Japanese government plans to start the vaccination in late February. About 10,000 to 20,000 medical professionals will be first in line for inoculation, followed by other medical workers, elderly people and people with underlying conditions, and other citizens.
According to the ministry, the vaccination tickets will be sent to about 36 million elderly people, who are third priority for vaccinations, after the first group of 10,000 to 20,000 medical workers and the second of 3.7 million other medical workers.
Para athletes taking part in the postponed Tokyo Games have been asked to arrive at the Paralympic village no earlier than seven days before the start of their first event, the International Paralympic Committee said Wednesday. The IPC guidelines are almost identical to those for Olympic athletes announced by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach last week.
On the 14th, the social welfare corporation “Kaze”, which operates the facility for the disabled “Mita Wakuwaku Village” in four locations in Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture, said that one user of the Honmachi Office (Sanda Town, Hyogo Prefecture) was infected with the new coronavirus.
Yokohama City announced the infection of 67 people. At a group home for the disabled, where two infected people had been discovered, a mass inspection on the 13th revealed that a total of 11 staff and users were infected, forming a cluster.
As the spread of the new coronavirus spreads the impact on employment, the number of people with disabilities who have been dismissed from companies has risen to about 1,200 in the six months to September, an increase of about 40% compared to the same period last year, according to the summary by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.