The Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura held an online meeting with Chairman Iizumi of the National Governors' Association on measures against the new coronavirus, and said that the situation has changed due to the spread of mutant viruses, and thoroughly implemented infection control measures in cooperation with the governors of each region. Emphasized the idea of ​​doing.

Among them, Chairman Iizumi of the National Governors' Association said, "Many governors have said,'I think it's better to declare a state of emergency nationwide.' Isn't it necessary to take the same strong measures as? "



In response, the Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura said on the 5th that he decided to add areas to which priority measures such as spread prevention were applied. It was also a matter of fact, and the final decision was made based on the opinions of experts. "



On top of that, "The number of seriously ill people nationwide exceeded 1,000 on the 5th, which is nearly three times that of mid-March. The ratio of" Delta stocks "is 50% nationwide and 90% in the Tokyo metropolitan area. It has changed completely, "he emphasized the idea of ​​working with the governors of each region to thoroughly implement infection control measures.

In addition, Minister Nishimura will strictly respond to orders and penalties based on the Special Measures Law for businesses that do not respond to leave requests, etc., in order to enhance the effectiveness of measures at restaurants under the declaration and priority measures. I asked you to do it.

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