Regarding the state of emergency issued in the metropolitan area of ​​1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures, the government has extended the 7-day deadline by 2 weeks to an advisory committee made by infectious disease experts, etc. I consulted.

Regarding the state of emergency in the Tokyo metropolitan area, which will expire on the 7th, the government plans to extend the deadline by 2 weeks to the 21st of this month, saying that it is necessary to improve the tightness of the bed. ..

An advisory committee was started at 7:00 am with the attendance of Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura and Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura to hear the opinions of infectious disease experts and others regarding these policies.

If the advisory committee approves, the government will open a countermeasures headquarters on the night of the 5th after reporting to the Diet and asking questions, and will decide to extend the declaration of 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures until the 21st of this month. I will.

Then, Prime Minister Suga will hold a press conference on the night of the 5th, calling on the people to further refrain from going out and cooperate with telework in order to steadily reduce the number of infected people and the usage rate of beds and lead to the cancellation of the declaration. I have decided.