China News Service, April 8 (Xinhua) According to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) report, as of noon on the 8th local time, the cumulative number of newly diagnosed cases of Japanese new coronary pneumonia increased to 4,490, of which 1,195 were in Tokyo. The governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, said on the 7th that the scope of the business that accompanied the "Declaration of Emergency" was closed, and will be announced on the 10th after coordination with the central government.
According to reports, on the 7th, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a "Declaration of Emergency Situations" based on the "Special Measures Law", announcing a state of emergency in 7 prefectures including Tokyo.
Notice of a shopping mall in Tokyo, Japan on shortening business hours and temporary closure. China News Service reporter Lu Shaowei
According to reports, in response to the "emergency declaration", the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has compiled a draft of the measures that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government intends to take during the emergency. The draft pointed out that in addition to stores selling food and pharmaceutical necessities, other stores, department stores, shopping centers, and household goods centers will be required to close down. In addition, barber shops, etc. are also included in the scope of the target.
In response, the Minister of Economic Renewal of the Central Government of Japan implementing the "Special Measures Law" Kangmin Nishimura said in the parliament on the 7th that "barber shops and household goods centers are all necessary industries related to national life and should continue to operate." Nishimura pointed out , Barber shops and household goods centers should not be included in the scope of closed business.
Koike said at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Headquarters meeting held on the 7th that some of the content needs to continue to be coordinated with the central government. She said that she will announce the specific scope of the business suspension on the 10th.