In response to the increase in the number of newly infected people with the new corona in Okinawa, the government has extended the dispatch period of the "liaison team" to coordinate liaison with the prefecture for the time being, strive to understand local issues, and promote vaccination. We would like to strengthen measures such as expanding the inspection system and stop the spread of infection.

The number of newly infected people with the new corona continues to increase nationwide, and in Okinawa Prefecture, the number of newly infected people per 100,000 population in the last week is the only one in Japan that exceeds 600, and the bed usage rate is also rising.



In addition, the third vaccination rate was 35% in Okinawa as of the 14th, which is lower than 47% in the whole country.



Prime Minister Kishida has become more vulnerable to this situation, and has decided to extend the dispatch period of the "liaison team", which is in charge of liaison and coordination with the prefecture, for the time being, and to add a new vaccination manager to the team. We have decided to identify issues and thoroughly implement countermeasures.



The government says that it is not in a situation to immediately apply priority measures such as prevention of spread, considering the usage rate of hospital beds, etc. However, our policy is to strengthen measures such as promoting vaccination and expanding the inspection system.

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