CM – Japan Sticks To Tight COVID-19 Border Measures And Pushes For Higher Wages: Prime Minister Kishida

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FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, wearing a protective face mask, delivers his keynote address at the start of an extraordinary session of the Lower House of Parliament amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Tokyo, Japan, June 6, 2021. REUTERS / Issei Kato

TOKYO: Japan will stick to its COVID-19 border control measures for the time being, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday (December 21), not giving an end date for one of the world’s toughest restrictions on foreign visitors. </ Kishida also said at a press conference that on December 27th he would put together a policy package to allow small businesses to pass on the cost of wage increases, another sign of his determination to resolve what is becoming one of the largest Problems that have become number three in the world is economy – low wages.

Kishida said the strict border controls would remain in place for the time being. Japan reversed a relaxation of controls late last month when the variant of the Omicron coronavirus spread around the world.

Kishida, who joined a day after Parliament approved the first additional budget for fiscal year 2021 Record spending of $ 317 billion spoke.

The budget of 36 trillion yen (317 billion

) Kishida also said he would make arrangements for Pfizer’s oral coronavirus drugs to be available early next year .

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