Declaration of emergency situation Kansai is in the direction of cancellation Tokyo Metropolitan area is at its last minute, 4:20 on May 20

Of the eight prefectures that continue to declare emergencies, the government is proceeding with a study to close the declaration in two prefectures in Kansai, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo on the 21st. On the other hand, the Tokyo metropolitan area, such as Tokyo, has a policy to judge the infection situation and medical care system to the last minute.

Regarding the emergency declaration based on the Act on Special Measures against New Coronavirus, the government will decide on the 21st whether the remaining 8 prefectures can be canceled, and the metropolitan area and Kansai will consider living areas etc. Policy to consider.

In deciding to cancel, one of the criteria is that the government will "0.5 or less per 100,000 new infections in the last week", and Osaka, Kyoto, and 2 prefectures in Hyogo in Kansai Meet

Government officials have stated that "Kansai has calmed down," and the government is proceeding with deliberations to remove the declaration from Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo unless a large-scale outbreak occurs.

On the other hand, in 1 prefecture and 3 prefectures in the Tokyo metropolitan area, although Tokyo and Kanagawa did not meet the standard, the number of new infections on Tokyo on the 19th was 5, and the number of infections has continued to decline. The policy is to judge the infection status and medical care system to the utmost limit to determine whether or not to cancel.

In addition, Hokkaido has decided to carefully analyze the infection status because a certain number of new infected people have been confirmed.

On the 21st, the government will make a final adjustment in the direction of officially deciding the cancellation at the countermeasures headquarters after consulting with the “Advisory Committee” formed by experts of infectious diseases.