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Nearly 90% of Japanese will refrain from going to cafes anytime soon

24.01.2022 172 просмотров

Most Japanese are willing to give up restaurants and travel because of the omicron.

The vast majority of people in Japan are ready to give up going to cafes and restaurants, as well as travel due to the spread of the omicron strain of coronavirus. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Kyodo agency released on Sunday.

According to its results, 89.7% of respondents plan to refrain from visiting catering establishments and traveling in connection with the spread of the omicron strain in the country. At the same time, 50.2% of respondents expressed confidence that the regime of enhanced measures against the spread of coronavirus in Tokyo and other prefectures of the country was introduced “too late”. 40.4% of respondents called the timing of the introduction of restrictions appropriate. At least 76.5% of those who took part in the survey expressed concern about the spread of the Omicron strain throughout the country. Also, 47.9% of respondents stressed that they would like to get a third (booster) vaccine against coronavirus as soon as possible.

Against this background, the rating of support for the government of Japan, led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, fell by 4.1 p. p over the month. to mark in 55.9%. The disapproval rating, on the other hand, rose by  2.5 p.p. p. to mark in 25.2%.

The Kyodo telephone survey was conducted on January 22-23, data on the number of its participants was not given.

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