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(Apr 15, 2013) Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation date. (
Under the new Act, in the event of an outbreak of a new strain of influenza, the government will set up a task force (Special Measures Act, art. 15) and, if necessary, strengthen quarantine measures at airports and seaports (art. 29). The government may also vaccinate medical doctors and staff (art. 28). The Prime Minister will declare a state of emergency if an outbreak of a highly contagious and lethal flu is recognized in Japan (art. 32); the government also may consider vaccinating the general public (art. 46). Prefectural governors may instruct residents to minimize outings, and they also will have the authority to close schools and restrict events and business activities that involve large gatherings of people. (
|Author:||Sayuri Umeda More by this author|
|Topic:||Workers safety and health More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||Japan More about this jurisdiction|
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Last updated: 04/15/2013