Regarding the government's expansion of the target area of ​​the state of emergency to the three Kansai prefectures as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus, Mr. Sakurada, the secretary general of the Keizai Doyukai, said at a press conference on the 13th that it will be stepwise considering the impact on the economy. He acknowledged that the response was unavoidable.

Among them, Mr. Sakurada, the secretary-general of the Keizai Doyukai, said, "If the target area expands, the impact on the economy will naturally increase. Not only will the people take responsible actions, but the government will also start the vaccine from the end of next month. The long-term impact on the economy should be minimized by establishing a system that facilitates vaccination. "

After the government declared a state of emergency in one of the three prefectures in the Tokyo metropolitan area, Mr. Sakurada said, "Declare to network all together from the beginning" regarding the addition of seven prefectures such as Kansai and Tokai to the target area. If you issue a request, you will not be convinced by businesses such as restaurants that ask for cooperation. You must always be aware of compatibility with the economy. ”Given the impact on the economy, step-by-step measures are unavoidable. I showed the recognition.