961 cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia confirmed in Japan, 12 cases died.

 961 cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia confirmed in Japan, 12 cases died.

961 cases were diagnosed and 56 cases were severe

Novel coronavirus pneumonia was diagnosed in 961 cases, 10 of which were 12 cases, as of 10 pm local time, according to the NHK.

Infographic: the diamond princess.

According to reports, these infected people include 705 passengers and crew members of the Diamond Princess, 242 infected people and tourists in Japan, and 14 people who returned to Japan by chartered plane of the Japanese government.

Among the deaths, 6 were from Japan and the other 6 were from the Diamond Princess.

In addition, novel coronavirus pneumonia is currently among the 56 severe cases in Japan, including 20 passengers and crew members, including 36 passengers and Japanese domestic infection, according to the Ministry of health and labour.

Abe instructed to formulate the second emergency prevention and control measures

To prevent the novel coronavirus pneumonia from spreading, the Japanese government held a new meeting on the strategy of the crown virus in the afternoon of March 1st.

Photo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo by Wang Jun, reporter of China News Agency

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at the meeting that the government plans to create a new subsidy system to give subsidies to parents who have to ask for leave due to temporary suspension of primary and secondary schools; to provide support to enterprises and institutions that have suspended holding various activities due to government requirements in terms of capital turnover.

Abe asked relevant departments to use the reserve fund of more than 270 billion yen in this fiscal years budget to formulate the second emergency prevention and control strategy around 10 days.

Hokkaido governor urged people not to gather

As a serious epidemic area in Japan, Hokkaido Government declared a state of emergency on February 28, and called on local people to try not to go out on February 29 and March 1.

On March 1, governor Suzuki of Hokkaido pointed out at a press conference that there had been reports of infection in closed places where no specific majority of people gathered. Therefore, he called on the public not to go to places with poor air circulation and a large number of people gathered after March 2.

Suzuki also advised people to keep their rooms airy and called on those suspected of catching a cold to stay at home.

Suzuki said, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the whole Hokkaido will work together to take all measures to make the epidemic subside as soon as possible..

In addition, Suzuki also revealed the schedule of primary schools, junior high schools, senior high schools and special support schools in Hokkaido, which had decided to suspend classes until the spring break, and was discussing the feasibility of adopting a decentralized school mode with a limited number of students during the suspension.

According to the Japanese Household Paper Industry Association, the raw materials of masks and toilet paper are fundamentally different, and most of the toilet paper circulating in the Japanese market is made in Japan. At present, the inventory is sufficient, and there is no need to worry about the shortage due to the impact of the new coronavirus epidemic. Consumers can buy according to their past habits.