Okinawa Prefecture has decided to extend the prefecture's own state of emergency, which expires on the 7th of this month, by three weeks until the end of this month.

If the infection situation improves, the declaration will be canceled ahead of schedule.

In response to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, Okinawa Prefecture issued a state of emergency unique to the prefecture in January and requested refraining from going out unnecessarily, but the medical care provision system is the first day of the declaration of the bed usage rate. It is still tight, such as worsening than.



Okinawa Prefecture held a countermeasures headquarters meeting on the afternoon of the 4th, and decided to extend the period of the prefecture's own state of emergency, which will expire on the 7th of this month, by 3 weeks until the end of this month.



The goal is to reduce the alert level in the prefecture from the highest "infection spread postponement" in four stages to the next lower "infection epidemic period".



Regarding the reason for the extension until the end of the month, Okinawa Prefecture considers that traditional events such as the Lunar New Year and the 16th Day Festival will continue, where relatives gather.



However, even before the deadline for the declaration, if the infection situation improves, the declaration will be canceled ahead of schedule.



The content of the request is the

same

as before, such as ▽


thorough refraining from going out unnecessarily and


urgently

,

▽ shortening of business hours to 8:00 pm in all municipalities in the prefecture

,


and responded to the shortening of business throughout the extension period of 3 weeks. It is said that 840,000 yen will be paid to the business operator.