Yomiuri: Tokyo authorities to allocate $ 15.8 billion to help the population in the face of a pandemic
Tokyo authorities decided to allocate 1.8 trillion yen ( about $ 15.8 billion) to help the population in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is reported by TASS with reference to the local edition of Yomiuri.
It is noted that the Japanese government made these payments to the draft state budget for the 2022 fiscal year. As part of the assistance, $ 174 will be received by all residents who have an identity card in the form of a plastic card.
In this case, the condition for receiving money will be the citizen's consent to use these cards as health insurance, and they must also be linked to the account in the bank. Thus, the authorities want to increase the popularity of uniform identification cards. At the moment, only 39 percent of Japanese use them.
Earlier, a professor at the National Institute of Genetics Ituro Inoue said that the incidence of COVID-19 in Japan decreased after the delta strain of the virus self-destructed due to constant mutations. In addition, the number of infections may have decreased due to the high rates of vaccination in the country and compliance with measures to protect against infection.