As a countermeasure against the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Suga issued a state of emergency targeting Tokyo and other three prefectures, calling for cooperation, saying that "the situation will definitely improve in a month."

On the other hand, regarding Osaka Prefecture, etc., we are not in a situation to issue a declaration at this time, and we plan to continue analysis.

On the 7th, Prime Minister Suga issued a state of emergency based on the Act on Special Measures Against Coronavirus, targeting Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa prefectures.

The period is from the 8th to the 7th of next month, and Prime Minister Suga said, "In a month, we will definitely take all possible measures to improve the situation," and called for cooperation.

In addition, the Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura will request the promotion of telework and the restraint of work after 8:00 pm at a video conference with economic organizations on the 8th.

The government will reduce infections in a month by shortening the business hours of restaurants until 8:00 pm, refraining from going out unnecessarily after 8:00 pm, and restricting admission to sports games and concerts. I want to let you.

On the other hand, Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto prefectures are making adjustments to request the government to issue a state of emergency, and Aichi prefecture will also assess the situation of the three consecutive weekend holidays and decide whether to request it. It is a policy.

Regarding Osaka Prefecture, etc., the government will continue to analyze the infection status, saying that it is not in a situation to issue a declaration at this time.

Under these circumstances, the government decided to hold a subcommittee on the 8th over the revision of the Special Measures Law to hear opinions on financial support for businesses that responded to requests for shortening business hours and penalties for not responding. I am.

And in order to improve the effectiveness of the measures, I would like to submit an amendment to the ordinary Diet session convened on the 18th of this month for early enactment.