New Corona Government Subcommittee Exchange of opinions such as extension of holidays for the year-end and New Year holidays October 23, 17:19

A government subcommittee was held to discuss measures against the new coronavirus, and opinions were exchanged on how to respond to Halloween next week, return home during the New Year holidays, and take vacations to disperse travel.

At the subcommittee, Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura and Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura also attended, responding to Halloween next week, taking holidays to distribute the year-end and New Year holidays and travel, and analysis results of cases where clusters occurred. Opinions were exchanged over such issues.

In addition, over the restrictions on holding events, at the professional baseball game to be held at Tokyo Dome on the 7th and 8th of next month, we will put in spectators with a maximum capacity of 80% and confirm the infection prevention measures and their effects. Discussions were also held on conducting demonstration experiments.

Regarding the year-end and New Year holidays, Minister Nishimura said, "It is necessary to work on the whole of Japan, and the government is also making efforts to request related ministries and companies to promote flexible leave and cooperate in work style reform. I'm thinking, "he said, and expressed his intention to request companies to extend their vacation until January 11th next year.

In addition, Minister Tamura said, "The infection situation is almost flat nationwide and is on a slight increase, but in areas where infection remains high and in local cities, clusters are occurring in restaurants with entertainment such as downtown areas. We need to be vigilant not to expand. "