Former Prime Minister Nakasone's joint burial to complete corona measures Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato September 28, 19:24
At a meeting of the executive committee, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato expressed his intention to carry out the joint burial of the Cabinet of former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone and the Liberal Democratic Party, who died last year, while paying close attention to the prevention of infection with the new coronavirus.
The joint burial of former Prime Minister Nakasone's Cabinet and the Liberal Democratic Party, who died last November, was scheduled for March, but was postponed due to the effects of the new coronavirus and will be held on the 17th of next month. It has become.
Prior to this, on the 28th, a meeting of the executive committee of the joint burial was held at the Prime Minister's Office.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said, "I would like to ask you to take all possible measures to prevent infection, such as ensuring sufficient space between attendees, wearing masks, measuring the temperature in advance, and disinfecting your hands."
In addition, about 1,400 people, including bereaved families and former members of the Diet, attended the joint burial, confirming the policy of not condolences or offering flowers to the general public.
On the other hand, the cost of the joint burial is to be split between the Cabinet and the party, and the government has decided to contribute more than 96 million yen from the reserve fund of the initial budget this year.
At a press conference, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said, "The cost is rising due to the need for more space to deal with the new coronavirus, but we are proceeding within the minimum necessary range. I would like to explain the significance of the burden. "
Communist Secretary General Koike "Far from the national sense"
At a press conference, Communist Party Secretary General Koike said, "I'm not saying that I shouldn't spend any taxes on the funeral of an experienced prime minister, but I should think about how to do it. Everyone is in a difficult situation with the new corona virus. Occasionally, a 100 million yen funeral is far from the public's sense. The national sentiment that it may be strange is natural and should be reviewed. "