It was confirmed that more than 10 people were infected with the new coronavirus, including staff members of the Imperial Household Agency who were involved in the Niinamesai ceremony held at the Imperial Palace.


The Imperial Household Agency has decided to cancel the Emperor's worship service for another imperial ritual on December 1.

According to the Imperial Household Agency, a total of 13 people, including 5 employees of the Imperial Household Agency and 8 employees who are privately employed by the Imperial Family, were confirmed to be infected, all of them at the Imperial Palace from November 23rd to 24th. I was involved in the Niinamesai that was held.



All are mild or asymptomatic.



The Niiname Festival is considered the most important of the annual court rituals, and on this day, the Emperor and Prince Akishino attended, but there was no contact with the infected staff.



In order to prevent the spread of infection, the Imperial Household Agency has decided to cancel the worship of the emperor at the imperial court ritual "Shunsai" held on December 1 and change it to a form in which her representative staff will worship.