In May 2020, Japan's then-Prime Minister Abe Shinzo declared that the country had successfully contained coronavirus infections thanks to the "Japan Model." An independent committee published a report on this model, which combined a soft lockdown and anti-cluster measures to prevent the spread of infection and limit economic damage. The program focuses on the Diamond Princess cruise ship outbreak, anti-cluster measures, PCR testing and the soft lockdown. We look at the lessons learned from it.
Response to the infections that occurred on a cruise ship.
The background of the inadequate PCR testing system.
Why a non-legally binding soft lockdown worked.
What lessons can be learned from the "Japan Model"?