Declaration of Emergency From 10:00 am Advisory Committee New Coronavirus April 7 9:56

With the spread of the new coronavirus, an “Advisory Committee” will soon be held to consult experts before Prime Minister Abe makes a law-based “Emergency Declaration” targeting seven prefectures, including Tokyo. Prime Minister Abe will make a declaration promptly after receiving a preliminary report to the Diet.

In response to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus, especially in urban areas, Prime Minister Abe has decided to make an "Emergency Declaration" on the 7th based on the Special Measures Law.

Prior to this, at 10:00 am, an “Advisory Committee” to be formed by experts on infectious diseases was held, and the Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura and the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato, who are in charge of the Special Measures Law, attended and participated in seven prefectures such as Tokyo. We have decided to explain the policy of setting the period to about one month and ask for opinions.

The Advisory Committee is expected to exchange opinions on whether the target area and period are appropriate.

After receiving the report of the Advisory Committee, Prime Minister Abe will attend the House of Representatives's House of Representatives' steering committee, report in advance and ask questions, and make a declaration at the government's task force held in the evening. You.

After that, at a press conference at 7:00 p.m. on the 7th, we will explain the reasons for making the declaration and concrete measures, and call on the people to cooperate.