the trend has allowed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may 14, to announce early termination of state of emergency on the whole territory of the island States in 39 of the 47 prefectures. Special measures remained in force only in eight regions – Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, North of the governorship of Hokkaido, the prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, and Hyogo, which in the coming weeks have to throw all forces on struggle with COVID-19. However, local experts do not exclude occurrence of the later new waves of coronavirus infection and asked not to hurry with the abandonment of precaution. According to media reports, some places in Japan have opened places of entertainment and recreation. For example, in Tochigi Prefecture on Honshu island on may 15 resumed activity Park with a carousel and other rides. In the first day there were few visitors, probably because of the rainy weather, maybe families with kids just decided to be careful. At the entrance came the temperature was measured and asked to leave contact details so that you can contact if necessary.

it is Noteworthy that the Japanese authorities declared a state of emergency did not assume any restrictions or penalties for violation of isolation or refusal to close shops and public catering establishments. On the other hand, in the event of default installations of the government of the people and firms risked to be subjected to public censure. Company out of a desire to earn extra money during a pandemic could suffer serious reputational damage that the Japanese Islands are far worse than any financial. To its reputation, a local business is cherished.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in April called on the population to remain at home, not to visit places of a mass congestion of people, not to stay unnecessarily in a stuffy or poorly ventilated rooms. In addition, he asked citizens to take responsibility for personal hygiene and wearing masks. Companies recommended moving personnel on udalenku and to reduce the work schedule for employees. The calculation was made on the consciousness and discipline, which, admittedly, peculiar to the Japanese. And it worked.

the People and local business is correctly perceived the signal of the country’s leadership. Many shops and companies have closed their doors before the end of the emergency mode. Restaurants have reduced opening hours and began to refocus on cooking to go, despite financial losses. Yes, entrepreneurs here have substantial losses. Even large car manufacturers are reporting a serious decline in income.

But everything was pretty calm, no sudden manifestations of discontent in connection with restrictions. The Japanese knew that to do otherwise in terms of control of infection impossible. On the streets all bithout exception, are wearing masks. Gloves, however, put less frequently, mainly when visiting grocery stores. Many Japanese moved to homemade masks, often sewn from brightly coloured fabric or pieces of kimono. Instructions for their manufacture at home in a Facebook post. This trend was supported by local politicians.

the Most difficult situation with COVID-19 in Tokyo: the total number of infected on the eve exceeded five thousand people. But, as statistics show, even in a big city the last two weeks every day to identify just a few dozen new patients with positive tests for coronavirus. People hope that the situation in Tokyo will allow to remove all existing restrictions.

the Governor of the metropolis Yuriko Koike said on the need for a phased return to normal after the emergency regime was lifted. According to her, for the easing of measures should achieve the three indicators. So, during the week the average daily number of new cases of infection should be less than 20. In addition, the proportion of cases where the source of infection failed to be installed, must not exceed 50 percent. The number of new infections per week will be reduced compared to the previous seven days.

In the Leningrad region on may 12 tried to open a large shopping malls, but five days later was again forced to close. As explained in regional administration, it became obvious that to provide all security requirements for visitors and staff managers of shopping centers could not. As a result, now there are only shopping malls with an area of less than 25 thousand square meters, but without the dressing.

it was Assumed that major shopping centers will be opened in a special mode: no food courts, dressing rooms, with strict adherence to the course and will work in conditions of constant disinfection.

over the weekend near the shopping centres have formed these tubes. Hungry for shopping Petersburgers rushed to the stores. On the same day activated telephone terrorists, they reported that in one of the Mall bomb. Visitors were evacuated, but the Mall did not open. A second Mall also closed. In total, the major shopping centers in the Leningrad region worked less than a day.

in short, the experience of opening two of the major malls on the border with St. Petersburg was unsuccessful. The Governor of the region Alexander Drozdenko in social networks explained that it was his decision. “I’m under their responsibility are allowed in the red zone to run TTS in strict compliance with the rules of the CPS. Check today showed that they are violated. I had two choices: either to cover a part of TTS, or not completely restore the regime of self-isolation. I chose the decision to suspend the activities of several shopping centers”, – said the head of the region. Sach��, by the way, the quality of shopping centres checks the regional Prosecutor’s office.

However, in Leningrad region there is good news: it was allowed to resume the work of hairdressers and masters of manicure.

However, it is necessary to observe some conditions: to disinfect the furniture and contact the surface every two hours, to work in masks, Shoe covers and gloves, to use no more than half of the seats.

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Jennifer Alvarez is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.