Popular Tourist Spot Hokkaido Now Hit With COVID-19 Outbreak with 39 Confirmed Cases

Latest Articles

NUS Promises to be More Transparent & Disseminate Information Faster After Sacking of Lecturer...

If you’ve been scrolling through your social media feed these past few days, aside from the US presidential elections,...

A Lady Who Might Have COVID-19 Visited Singapore Island Country Club 7 Times Before...

Remember how Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said that even though daily cases are at an all-time low, we...

Twelve Cupcakes Charged With Underpaying 8 Foreign Employees for Over 2 Years

Twelve cupcakes is a familiar brand to people in Singapore. With 34 stores in Singapore, they're practically scattered around the...

CAG Taking ‘Precautionary Measures’ After Reports of Stray Golf Ball Hitting a Visitor &...

Just yesterday, we wrote about this unfortunate lady who was smacked in the head by a golf ball while...

You Can Now Order Pasar Malam Ramly Burgers to Your Doorstep Since There’ll be...

Hands up for those who don’t mind queuing at pasar malam to get your hands on the mouth-watering Ramly...

Even if you’re one who doesn’t travel at all, you’d have heard of Hokkaido.

No, not from a plotless Japanese movie you’ve watched.

You’d have heard about its food: from the Hokkaido Salmon burger from Burger King to the once trending Hokkaido Cheese tarts.

Hokkaido is actually an island at the north end of Japan, and takes up to 1/5 of the entire Japan’s land. And because it’s so bigly, it’s filled with beautiful landscapes like these:

Photo by Marek Okon on Unsplash

Photo by Magic Mary on Unsplash

Needless to say, it’s a popular tourist spot due to its Instagram-worthy backdrop. Perfect for humblebragging.

But now, the island’s facing a crisis: the COVID-19.

And it’s getting worse.

Hokkaido Now Hit With COVID-19 Outbreak with 39 Confirmed Cases

Currently, the island has the largest COVID-19 cluster in Japan with 39 confirmed cases. Just like most of the cases there, they were reported gradually since 19 February 2020.

If that sounds familiar, it’s because that’s when South Korea’s COVID-19 started to spike as well.

All in all, as of the time of writing, there are 189 confirmed cases in Japan (excluding the cases in the Diamond Princess).

Join our telegram channel for more entertaining and informative articles: https://t.me/goodyfeedsg

Now, if you still want to head to Hokkaido for a vacation, here’s what you need to know.

The region is so badly hit that the education board has requested that schools to be closed for a week, simply because some of the infected people are students, a teacher and a school bus driver.

A whisky distillery has also halted its tours.

Follow us on Telegram for more informative & easy-to-read articles, or download the Goody Feed app for articles you can't find on Facebook!

Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuk supported the decision to shut down schools. He said, “This is an unprecedented case and there may be criticism that we are going overboard. But I will bear the responsibility and would like to ask for the public’s understanding and cooperation.”

It doesn’t help that it’s winter there now, and studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus can live longer in colder temperature.

Perhaps it’s a good time to stay in Singapore now. Do you know that if you spend money here in Singapore, you’re helping the economy? Then less people will lose their jobs #justsaying