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.
A symposium was held to think about the worries of siblings of people with disabilities, sharing experiences about how parents tended to be interested in children with disabilities and their siblings feel alienated, as well as the difficulty of supporting their families.
“The number of “unmanned stations” without station staff all day long has risen to more than 4,500 stations, which is close to half of the stations nationwide, and is still increasing. Under such circumstances, there are issues such as assistance to people with disabilities, so the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has set up a study group and started discussions for improvement.”
Nishinomiya City announced that it was confirmed that six people, including users and staff, were infected with the new coronavirus at facilities for the disabled in the city
It is assumed that a cluster has occurred, and a PCR test will be conducted on about 150 people including all users and staff.
In a recent interview with Kyodo News, Misato Michishita, who holds the marathon world record for the women’s T12 class, said her single-minded obsession with Paralympic gold is what has kept her going for the last six months amid coronavirus-related restrictions.