Japanese female anchor wears a mask to broadcast news, but is criticized

On the evening of the 18th local time, TV Tokyo’s host Mariko Oe appeared in a live broadcast of an economic information program wearing a mask. She also explained in the program that there was a live discussion session in the program that day, so she decided to wear a mask. Reduce the risk of new coronavirus infection.

According to a report by Japan’s “Mainichi Shimbun” on the 19th, in the “World Finance TV” on the evening of the 18th, Mariko Oe and guest commentator Yoichi Takita appeared on the TV screen wearing masks. In the program, Oe explained that wearing a mask on the camera, “Tokyo has issued a state of emergency, this is a decision to further reduce the risk of infection.” In order to prevent and control the epidemic, major TV stations in Japan have adopted measures such as strict social distancing, non-photographic staff wearing masks, and setting up acrylic panels on the show.

The move by Oe Mariko and others to wear masks on camera has also aroused heated discussion on the Internet in Japan. Most netizens think the measure is very good, and some netizens suggest that other TV stations should take the same measures. On the other hand, some netizens expressed dissatisfaction slightly. The game was difficult, and I hope at least I can see the host’s smile on TV.

Extended reading: The epidemic is severe, another county in Japan declares a state of emergency

In order to jointly fight the epidemic with Aichi and Gifu prefectures that have entered a state of emergency, Mie Prefecture, located in the central part of Honshu, Japan, held a new crown pneumonia epidemic response meeting on the 14th and issued the “Emergency Alert (Prevention) Declaration.” According to the “Japan Times” report, Japan’s expansion of the scope of emergency implementation has reduced consumption by 2 trillion yen.

The declaration stated that from January 18 to February 7, restaurants in Kuwana City, Yokkaichi City, and Suzuka City within the jurisdiction will shorten their business hours to 9 pm. For restaurants that comply with the policy, the county government will issue subsidies. Japan’s NHK TV said on the 14th that the governor of Mie Prefecture, Hideki Suzuki, said that if it is not controlled now, it may lead to a sharp increase in the number of infections. It is now at a critical juncture whether the medical system is in a dilemma. The county government called on the people to reduce unnecessary activities outside the county, and try to avoid multi-person and prolonged gatherings. In addition, operators should carefully inform foreign employees of infection prevention measures and encourage remote office work to halve the number of people who go to work.

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