From the 16th, a state of emergency will be issued for Hokkaido.

At the countermeasures headquarters meeting on the 15th, Hokkaido decided to refrain from going out and moving unnecessarily and urgently on all roads until the 31st of this month, and to request restaurants to shorten the time. ..

In response to the state of emergency being declared for Hokkaido from the 16th to the 31st of this month, Michi decided the measures to be taken under the declaration at the countermeasures headquarters meeting held on the evening of the 15th.

During the period, all municipalities in Hokkaido are requested to refrain from going out or moving unnecessarily, except for going to hospitals and shopping for food, and restaurants and other places are open until 8:00 pm to serve alcohol. Requests a reduction by 7 pm.

At school, events such as athletic meet, athletic festival, and school trip are canceled, postponed, or reduced, and club activities are requested to be suspended in principle unless the school deems it necessary.

As a general rule, public facilities on the road are closed.

On the other hand, Sapporo City, Ishikari District, Otaru City, and Asahikawa City, where the number of infected people is increasing, will take stronger measures as specific measures areas.

We request restaurants that provide liquor and karaoke facilities to be closed, and restaurants that do not provide alcohol and karaoke facilities to shorten their business by 8 pm.

At the event, the maximum number of students will be 5,000, the capacity will be 50%, and high schools and special schools will be requested to carry out distributed school attendance and online learning.

In addition, for large-scale facilities such as shopping centers where the total floor area of ​​the building exceeds 1000 square meters, we request that the business be closed until 8:00 pm on weekdays and closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, except for daily necessities. As a general rule, the facility will be closed.

Governor Suzuki "I want to stop the spread of infection with the utmost sense of crisis"

Regarding the state of emergency from tomorrow, Governor Suzuki said at a press conference after the countermeasures headquarters meeting that medical care in Hokkaido is in a critical situation, and cooperated with the people to refrain from contact with people with the utmost sense of crisis. I asked for.

Among them, Governor Suzuki commented on the infection situation in Hokkaido, saying, "Because of the influence of the mutant strain, if we continue to do so, we will not be able to receive medical treatment such as traffic accident treatment and life-saving emergency in all parts of Hokkaido. There will be areas where people will not be able to save their lives. Medical care in Hokkaido is in a critical situation. "

On top of that, "In this situation, the biggest measure is to thoroughly suppress contact between people. I want to stop the spread of infection with the utmost sense of crisis. Together with everyone, Hokkaido I sincerely ask you to refrain from contacting people in the whole area, "and asked the people of Hokkaido for their cooperation.