Yokohama City announced the infection of 42 people. A man in his 40s who used a facility for the disabled in the city was found to be infected, and the total number of infected people at this facility was four. It was also found that four women in their 40s who lived with the facility were infected on the 8th.
On October 7th, groups of people with disabilities in the city gathered in front of the city hall to hold an opposition rally about the “Osaka Metropolis Plan” to abolish Osaka City and reorganize it into four special wards. Approximately 200 people with disabilities in wheelchairs handed out fliers, saying that there was a risk of disparity in the welfare services received by the special wards, and protested that “declining services are directly linked to life.”
A social welfare corporation in this eastern Japan city that manages day care centers for people with disabilities and other institutions is reported to have canceled care for four residents whose families sought an improvement in services, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned from the city government and other connected persons.
A survey conducted by the Japan Guide Dog Association revealed that the spread of the new coronavirus has also caused problems in the lives of visually impaired people who use guide dogs. The plight of people with disabilities who find it inconvenient to wear a mask or to keep a distance from people has become clear.
A male employee in his thirties working at a support facility for persons with disabilities in Nishinomiya City has been disciplined and dismissed for repeated abuses such as hitting multiple residents and holding their face against the floor.
Many elderly people have not increased the frequency of going out even after the government fully lifted its state of emergency over the coronavirus in late May, causing adverse effects on their willingness to live, according to the survey.