On Friday, April 13, 2017, an outbreak of coronavirus was reported in Japan, with more than 2,500 cases and 4,000 deaths.
At the time, health officials attributed the outbreak to a strain of the coronaviruses COVID1 and COVID2.
In a statement on April 15, the Japanese government announced it was launching a public awareness campaign and public health response plan.
“The campaign will be implemented by the Japanese National Police Agency (JNPA) to ensure the protection of public health and welfare,” it said.
The campaign, dubbed the “Effort for the Protection of Public Health and Welfare” or “EPSW,” is a public health initiative launched by the government to educate citizens about COVID.
Among other things, the campaign will provide information on the importance of wearing masks and other protective measures, and provide information about coronaviral vaccine.
On May 10, the government also announced it would provide $8.5 million to fund a public education campaign to spread awareness about COVRV.
While the government has launched public awareness campaigns to inform people about the virus, the outbreak is not new, and the outbreak in Japan is not unprecedented.
In March 2018, a total of 5,500 people in Japan died from COVID and the number of deaths rose to 9,100 by the end of March.
In November 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that more than half of all people in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe are at risk of developing COVID in the next two years.