On March 13, the standard for wearing masks to prevent coronavirus infection were changed to "individual judgment," regardless of whether the person is indoors or outdoors. However, few people were seen without masks in Kyoto City on the morning of the first day of the new guideline, and most were commuting or going to school with masks as usual. It will likely take some time before the "no-mask" policy becomes widespread.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Translated by Mie Hiuzon, Psyche et l’Amour, Inc.