China News Service, April 8 (Xinhua) According to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) report, on the 7th, a total of 361 new cases of new pneumonia were diagnosed in Japan, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases has increased to 4,460. At 11:30 pm on the 7th, the declaration of state of emergency involving 7 prefectures including Tokyo officially came into effect.
According to reports, in view of the rapid spread of the epidemic in urban areas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the country ’s Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, Osaka Prefecture, Hyogo Prefecture and Fukuoka Prefecture entered a state of emergency on the 7th. , The end time is May 6. At about 11:30 that evening, the Japanese government official newspaper with the declaration was posted at the National Printing Bureau in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and the declaration took effect.
On April 4, local time, there are few vehicles near a transportation hub in Tokyo. China News Service reporter Lu Shaowei
According to reports, in general, laws or decrees that have been stamped and signed by the Emperor of Japan will be published in the form of an official newspaper at 8:30 am the next day. However, in the case of the need to quickly let the people know, they will use the official newspaper. Post the notice outside the special number.
The specific measures after the declaration of emergency has come into effect: In addition to the necessary work to maintain social operation, as far as possible to achieve home office work, under compulsory attendance, it is necessary to reduce the number of attendance by 70% and strictly maintain the distance between people ; Actively use online learning and online diagnosis and treatment; completely avoid "confined spaces, dense places, close contact"; call for not to hold large gatherings, events, dinners and multi-party gatherings other than family.
Abe said on the 7th that with the changes in the epidemic, if there is no need to continue to implement emergency measures, the declaration needs to be lifted immediately. He has repeatedly emphasized that the "emergency declaration" is not the same as the "closure of cities" abroad, but to prevent the spread of the epidemic while maintaining economic and social activities as much as possible.