Suga uses Taro Kono to oversee the rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday appointed Taro Kono, minister in charge of administrative reform, to oversee the distribution of coronavirus vaccines as the administration tries to recover from declining approval rates and mounting criticism.

So far, this has been handled under the supervision of individual ministers led by the PMO team. To reinforce the structure (for the launch of the vaccine), I asked Minister Kono to take over the overall coordination, “said Suga.

He added that the appointment was a reflection of Kono’s problem-solving skills in administrative affairs that span across government agencies, which had been the cornerstone of Suga’s pledges on administrative reform.

Suga’s decision to assign the crucial task a 58-year-old Georgetown University graduate reflects his belief in him to turn things around for the administration, which has faced harsh criticism over its response to the virus crisis – which observers deemed too few. , Too late.

Kono is also seen as a prime minister who hopes to succeed Suga. The latest Minichi daily poll shows Kono is the public’s best choice to be the next prime minister.

Suga also pledged that the government will continue to prepare for the launch of the vaccine by the end of February and have encouraged people to get vaccinated. Vaccines have been described as the “deciding factor” in controlling the spread of COVID-19.

He said, “We will do everything in our power to provide safe and effective vaccines for all of you.”

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