Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologised to his country after lawmakers from his government visited night clubs. Japan’s government has already called its people to avoid unnecessary outings to stop the spreading of COVID-19.
In this month, the Japanese government declared the state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas. The government took this decision to lower the rising cases of coronavirus. All people are requested to avoid unnecessary outings, and restaurants are ordered to close by 8 pm. Thus, in such situations, a night club visit by lawmakers look really foolish.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologised in the parliament and said that I’m terribly sorry that this happened when we’re requesting civilians to avoid unnecessary and non-urgent outings. Moreover, this news has also tumbled approval ratings of the Japanese Prime Minister. The critics are already calling him too slow and inconsistent with the handling of the pandemic.
Jun Matsumoto, a senior lawmaker also added that his behaviour was careless when we’re asking our people to follow the rules. The lawmaker also admitted that he visited night club twice in the Ginza district.
Another lawmaker, Kiyohiko Toyama also apologised as he also visited a high-end night club in Ginza.
People’s reaction on social platforms
Many people showed their frustration with the current government. Some Twitter users also tweeted that explosion of public anger is just a matter of time.
Some other users commented that this is really stupid. These lawmakers do not realise how the public sees them. This kind of nature makes them unqualified to represent the country’s government.