A kind of "self-isolation police" has a Tokyo
"Self-isolation police" of civic activists appear in Tokyo
A kind of "self-isolation police" has appeared in Tokyo, consisting of socially active citizens who walk around the metropolis in search of open establishments, such as snack bars, cafes, and game salons, and demand that they close. This was reported by the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper.
They place ads with requirements to close establishments. The text is usually this: "Please refrain from work until the end of the emergency. If you do not, I will report to the police."
At the same time, the Tokyo authorities did not require all establishments to close for isolation, many continue to work in compliance with sanitary standards.
Many people have a question, why the activists of the "isolation police" themselves do not sit at home? There was even a call: "Police self-isolation, self-isolation!".
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