Niigata Prefecture decided to request the government to apply "priority measures such as spread prevention" in response to the rapid spread of infection again due to the influence of the new mutant virus "Omicron strain" of the new coronavirus. I did.

On the morning of the 18th, Niigata Prefecture held a meeting of the countermeasures headquarters with the top management of each municipality and experts, and decided to request the government to apply "priority measures such as prevention of spread" in order to prevent the tightness of the bed. rice field.

If the priority measures are applied, it will be the first time in Niigata prefecture, and the prefecture will request restaurants in all areas to shorten business hours to 8 pm and refrain from providing alcoholic beverages, and will take measures against infectious diseases. We request stores that have been certified by the prefecture as taking measures to open until 9 pm and serve alcoholic beverages until 8 pm, and we will pay cooperation money to stores that accept the conditions. increase.

In addition to holding an event with a maximum of 20,000 people, we are requesting large commercial facilities to take measures to prevent crowding of customers.