Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire, make trains needlessly dangerous

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

Ridiculous problem could have been avoided simply by looking at a calendar.

Along with a handful of other prefectures in Japan, Tokyo’s government recently declared a state of emergency, prompted by a resurgent spike in coronavirus infections. The declaration involved asking citizens and businesses to comply with a number of protocols meant to combat the spread of the disease by preventing people from spending extended periods of time gathered in public places, such as shops and restaurants.

This also included anti-crowding measures for public transportation providers to follow, and on Thursday morning the result of those anti-crowding policies

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