Policy to cancel emergency declaration for 1 prefecture and 3 prefectures in the metropolitan area and Hokkaido on the 25th Government 4:23 on May 23

With regard to 1 prefectures and 3 prefectures in the Tokyo metropolitan area, where Tokyo continues to declare emergency situations, and Hokkaido, the government plans to cancel the declaration on the 25th if the number of infected people continues to decline. At the time of the total cancellation, I would like to present a way of thinking toward the resumption of socio-economic activities, and work with each governor to accelerate the economic recovery.

Regarding the emergency declaration based on the Special Measures Law for the new coronavirus countermeasures, the government will listen to the experts' opinions on 25th, whether it can be lifted in 1 metropolitan area 3 prefectures such as Tokyo and Hokkaido, I will make a decision.

The number of new infections on the 22nd was 3 in Tokyo, which was below the target of "0.5 or less per 100,000 new infections in the last week", while Kanagawa and Hokkaido were still above the target. I will.

However, the minister in charge of economic revitalization, Nishimura, said on the 22nd that the number of infected people was decreasing and that the medical care system had improved, and that the declaration could be lifted if the current situation continues. A person concerned said, “This weekend, if the number of infected people does not increase so much, it may be lifted.”

When the government completely cancels the declaration, it will show its way of thinking toward the resumption of socio-economic activities, such as large-scale events that required self-restraint, movement across prefectures, and tourism promotion. In addition to this, we plan to take measures to support restaurants.

Also, after the declaration is lifted, the local governments that continue to declare such as Tokyo and Kanagawa have announced their policies for relaxing future leave requests, etc. I want to hurry the recovery.