First video conferencing format in the Cabinet Meeting: Prevention of new coronavirus infection at 10:55 on May 1st


To prevent the transmission of the new coronavirus, the 1st cabinet meeting was held for the first time in the form of a video conference.

The cabinet is usually held by the Prime Minister and the ministers, but after the emergency declaration was issued on the 7th of last month to prevent new coronaviruses, the cabinet was circulated to prevent infection. , Has been done in the form of a "turn around" that collects the signatures of ministers.

The cabinet meeting on the 1st was held in the form of a video conference for the first time on a trial basis by connecting the Prime Minister's residence and the ministerial offices of various ministries online.

Before 9am, the ministers were projected on the monitor in front of Prime Minister Abe and Chief Cabinet Secretary Kan, and the media were filmed. After that, a cabinet meeting was held for about 5 minutes.

The government will examine the issues, etc. and decide whether to continue the video conference format in the future.