Japanese Economic Revitalization Minister Yasutoshi Nishiura urged citizens on Sunday to exercise caution in deciding whether to visit parents’ homes during the “Bon” summer holiday season in order to prevent the infection of elderly people.
“Every citizen needs to consider it carefully,” Nishimura said at a news conference.
The government plans to hold a subcommittee meeting on coronavirus countermeasures as early as Friday, where people’s homecoming is expected to be on the agenda.
Nishimura said that family trips are permitted on the condition that adequate preventative measures are taken.
Reiterating that visiting parents’ homes must be done with caution, Nishimura warned the public that if they visit their hometowns and dine with elderly people, infection can spread.