Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday apologized to his people for the health care system, which was weakened during the pandemic.
“As a government official, I want to apologize to you,” Suga said after being questioned by one of the opposition members during a parliamentary session.The opposition accused the prime minister of failing to save lives during the pandemic.
“We tried to help the most needy people in the first place. It’s just our job to create a system that can fix people,” Suga said.
A few days ago, Japanese media reported that some citizens could not be treated in hospital and died at home.
To date, a second state of emergency has been declared in Tokyo and ten other prefectures.