Association between Participation in Government Subsidy Program for Domestic Travel and Symptoms Indicative of COVID-19 Infection
OPEN medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences | 11 Dec 2020
A Miyawaki, T Tabuchi, Y Tomata and Y Tsugawa
As countermeasures against the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many countries have introduced or considering financial incentives for people to engage in economic activities such as travel and use restaurants. Japan has implemented a large-scale, nationwide government-funded program that subsidizes up to 50% of all travel expenses since July 2020 with the aim of reviving the travel industry. However, it remains unknown as to how such provision of government subsidies for travel impacted the COVID-19 pandemic.
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