Health Ministry reportedly pushing for sweeping new virus restrictions

Ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled meeting of the high-level coronavirus cabinet, the Health Ministry is demanding commerce be halted to curb rising infections, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

Numerous ministers are expected to object to a sweeping closure of businesses around the country, arguing instead that restrictions should only be imposed in high infection areas, according to the broadcaster.

The Health Ministry is also reportedly demanding that all grades above kindergarten halt classes in places with high morbidity, but ministers are expected to oppose this.