Nearly 60% in Japan unaware of relaxed COVID-19 mask guidelines

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Nearly 60 percent of people in Japan were unaware of government guidance that wearing masks outdoors for protection against the coronavirus is unnecessary in most cases, recent survey results have shown. Although the guidelines were issued in May and the government's position on mask-wearing has since remained unchanged, the survey found that 18.4 percent of respondents had no knowledge the guidance even existed, while 40 percent knew of it but not the specific details, according to data by polling firm Laibo Inc. Compared with the 58.4 percent overall who were unaware, 41.6 percent said they ...

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