At a meeting held by the Constitutional Democratic Party and others over the amendment of the Act on Special Measures for Countermeasures against the New Coronavirus, it was stated that the bill included penalties for businesses, saying, "If we do not expand financial support for businesses, we will take measures. There was a series of cautious arguments that "the effectiveness of this is not improved."
The amendment to the Act on Special Measures Against Coronavirus, which the government will submit to the current Diet, will impose a fine of up to 500,000 yen on businesses that do not respond to orders such as shortening business hours in areas subject to the state of emergency. Penalties such as imposing are included.
Regarding this, at the meeting of the countermeasures headquarters held by the Constitutional Democratic Party and others, there were a series of cautious arguments that "if you do not expand financial support to businesses, the effectiveness of the countermeasures will not increase even if only penalties are set", and the penalties themselves There were also opinions against.
In addition, at the meeting, opinions were exchanged on the amendment of the Infectious Diseases Control Law, which the government will submit together with the Special Measures Law, and if the government does not respond to the recommendation of hospitalization, "imprisonment of up to 1 year or 1 million yen or less" There was an opinion that "criminal punishment is too heavy" for imposing "fines for".