As the infection of the new coronavirus spreads in the metropolitan area, the governors of 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures summarized a joint message, "I would like you to thoroughly avoid high-risk actions under the sense of crisis that you are in an emergency." As a result, we asked for cooperation in measures such as refraining from moving across the border between the capital and the prefecture.

The governors of Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa held an online meeting to discuss measures against the new coronavirus.



Among them, the governors have expressed a sense of crisis, saying that the number of new positives and inpatients continues to increase as the replacement of the virus with the "L452R" mutation confirmed in India progresses.



On top of that, as a joint message to the citizens of Tokyo and the prefecture, "If nothing is done, we have to consider taking further measures to stop the explosive spread of infection and the tightness of the medical care provision system."



He said, "I would like you to thoroughly avoid high-risk behavior this summer under the sense of crisis that the number of infections is increasing rapidly." We asked for cooperation in measures such as refraining from moving beyond.

Governor Saitama Ohno "Extremely critical situation"

In a video conference by the governors of one metropolitan area and three prefectures, Governor Ohno of Saitama Prefecture said, "The current infection situation slightly exceeds the peak of the fourth wave, and the number of executed reproductions exceeds 1.5, which is considered to be an extremely critical situation. Since the infection is spreading in Saitama's homes and offices in Tokyo, please refrain from crossing the prefectural border and take measures when going to Tokyo and make sure to go straight to the destination. ".



After the meeting, Governor Ohno said that he had no intention of changing the contents of the "priority measures such as spread prevention" applied to 20 cities and towns in the prefecture at this time. We would like to take necessary measures, including the state of emergency, so that we will never be late. "He said that requesting the government to issue a state of emergency is one of the options.

Governor Chiba Kumagai "Thorough Infection Prevention Actions"

At a video conference by the governors of one metropolitan area and three prefectures, Governor Kumagai of Chiba Prefecture announced on the 21st that 302 people had been infected in the prefecture, and that the number exceeded 300 for the first time in about half a year. In particular, the number of infected people in their twenties is increasing. The bed usage rate is as high as 42.8%, "he said, expressing a sense of crisis about the current situation.



In addition, "We are gradually adding the target areas of" priority measures such as prevention of spread ", but in the future, we have no choice but to add mainly to areas where there is a lot of traffic to and from Tokyo, based on the situation of beds." "Since the traffic of people will be heavy during the four consecutive holidays and summer vacation from tomorrow, we would like to cooperate closely in each of the three prefectures so that we can take as much infection prevention action as possible." Said.

Governor Kanagawa Kuroiwa "As a whole of the three prefectures"

A video conference was held by the governors of 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures, and Governor Kuroiwa of Kanagawa Prefecture said, "When Chiba and Saitama reached the level of requesting a state of emergency, 3 I want to do it together in the prefecture. "



Governor Kuroiwa responded to an interview after the meeting, saying, "At this point, Chiba and Saitama recognize that it is not the time to request a declaration from the country, but it does not make much sense to do it only in Kanagawa Prefecture, so the next card "I want to use it based on the fact that one city and three prefectures are lined up," he said. "It's a season that makes me feel open during the four consecutive holidays and the Olympics, but I want them to share a sense of crisis and suppress it." I would like to ask you to spend a typical summer. "

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