In response to the new coronavirus, the Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura will declare a state of emergency at the House Steering Committee of both Houses of Representatives from the 16th to the 31st of this month, targeting the three prefectures of Hokkaido, Okayama, and Hiroshima. At the same time, it was reported that "priority measures such as spread prevention" will be additionally applied to the three prefectures of Gunma, Ishikawa, and Kumamoto.
Among them, the minister in charge of economic revitalization Nishimura said, "Since the number of new positives is increasing nationwide and the replacement with mutant strains is progressing, the government is becoming more vulnerable, and it is more thorough than ever. It is necessary to take appropriate measures to curb the spread of infection at all costs. "
Then, for the three prefectures of Hokkaido, Okayama, and Hiroshima, a state of emergency was declared from the 16th to the 31st of this month, and "priority measures such as prevention of spread" were added to the three prefectures of Gunma, Ishikawa, and Kumamoto. It was reported that the government policy to be applied in was approved by a subcommittee made up of experts and decided by the countermeasures headquarters tonight.
In addition, Minister Nishimura consulted with the subcommittee on a proposal to make Hokkaido, Okayama, and Hiroshima areas where "priority measures such as prevention of spread" should be implemented, but due to the influence of mutant strains, the spread of infection is expected in the future. Therefore, we received a strong opinion that "it should be the subject of a state of emergency", withdrew the initial consultation, and after conducting a new consultation, we received an understanding. Infection spread in close cooperation with prefectures. We will thoroughly implement efforts to prevent this. "