With flights still going in and out of Narita Airport, Japanese authorities have set up cardboard beds with mattresses and blankets for travelers who are waiting for the results of their COVID-19 tests.
According to foreign media, a Health Ministry official revealed that the results can come in six hours, though the influx of passengers has caused delays, meaning that it can take up to one or two days before you receive the results.
As with Taiwan, Japan has restricted travelers from taking public transportation systems, so those without a ride are forced to wait it out at the airport.
The unnamed official said that the cardboard boxes are provided in case facilities near the airport are full.
The makeshift rest-areas were scorned by netizens as many were concerned of the possibility of cross-contamination because of the proximity between the beds.
As of press time, national broadcaster NHK has reported that Japan has more than 8,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 162 deaths.
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