Regarding priority measures such as prevention of spread, which will expire on the 6th of this month, Niigata Prefecture has not increased rapidly although the number of infected people has remained high, and the government said on the 1st that the tightness of the medical care provision system has been suppressed. We have decided not to request the extension of the period.

In response to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus infection, priority measures such as prevention of spread have been applied to Niigata Prefecture for the first time since January 21, and requests for shortening business hours to restaurants have been made throughout the prefecture.



During this period, confirmation of new infections has remained high, and requests for shorter working hours have continued for more than a month, which has a large impact on people's lives and the economy. Is also under consideration.



With the deadline for priority measures approaching the 6th of this month, the number of infected people in Niigata Prefecture has remained high, but it has not increased sharply, and the tightness of the medical care provision system has been suppressed. We have decided not to request an extension of the period.



On the 2nd, we will hold a meeting of the prefecture's countermeasures headquarters with experts to formally decide.



Along with this, based on the government's basic policy, we plan to lift the limit of 20,000 people for shortening the business hours of restaurants and holding events on the 6th of this month.



On the other hand, regarding the restrictions on club activities of prefectural schools, which were limited to about 90 minutes only on weekdays, clusters at schools have been confirmed one after another, so the prefecture should carefully consider the measures taken by other prefectures. I am doing it.

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