Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday drew an offended response from some Twitter customers after sharing a video of himself lounging on a settee along with his canine, ingesting tea and studying, with a message telling folks to remain at dwelling.
“Who do you think you are?” grew to become a high development on Twitter, with customers saying Abe’s message ignored the plight of these struggling to make a dwelling throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
Abe’s video, which featured his pet canine, was a response to standard musician Gen Hoshino, who uploaded a video of himself singing about dancing indoors and invited folks to collaborate.
— 安倍晋三 (@AbeShinzo) April 12, 2020
“At a time when people are fighting for survival, to show a video of such luxury … one can’t help but wonder, ‘who do you think you are?’,” one Twitter consumer mentioned.
Other Twitter customers defended Abe, saying that even the prime minister ought to be allowed down time.
Abe’s representatives weren’t instantly accessible for remark outdoors regular workplace hours.
The variety of novel coronavirus infections in Japan has exceeded 7,000, public broadcaster NHK reported. It was the primary weekend since Japan declared a state of emergency in main inhabitants centres to battle the unfold of the coronavirus.
The state of emergency will embrace the town of Sapporo on the northern island of Hokkaido from Tuesday, NHK reported, with native authorities ordering the closure of colleges in Sapporo and a few neighbouring areas.
The Sapporo state of emergency is anticipated to run till May 6 and can see different public services shut down, whereas residents can be requested to remain indoors for non-essential enterprise, NHK mentioned.
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