Japan asks to limit sale of Covid medicines to prevent hoarding by tourists

A man wearing a face mask stands at a medicine store entrance at Sugamo district in Tokyo, Japan, 03 April 2020. EFE/EPA/FILE/FRANCK ROBICHON

Tokyo, Jan 11 (EFE).- The Japanese health ministry has asked shops and pharmacies to check the bulk sale of medicines used to treat Covid, especially to tourists, following reports that several Chinese nationals were buying drugs to send home during their visit to Japan. “There is a lot of news of cases of large purchases … Read more

South Korea considers removing use of masks indoors

File photo of health workers disinfect a street to curb the spread of coronavirus in Daegu, South Korea, 11 April 2020. EFE-EPA/YONHAP FILE

Seoul, Dec 23 (EFE).- South Korea said Friday it plans to withdraw the use of masks indoors in the near future if a series of factors related to the spread of the coronavirus are met. South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said Thursday at a meeting of the Disaster and Emergency Countermeasures Command, the body … Read more