Of the 10 prefectures that have been declared a state of emergency, Hiroshima and Fukuoka have requested an extension of the declaration on the 25th, and Osaka has also decided to request a re-extension.
With the extension of the declaration in mind, the government plans to consider the extent of the extension and necessary measures while listening to the opinions of experts.
The state of emergency issued to 10 prefectures will expire on the 31st of next week in 9 prefectures, excluding Okinawa, which was added on the 23rd of this month.
Prior to this, Hiroshima and Fukuoka requested the government to extend the declaration on the 25th, Osaka also decided to request the re-extension of the declaration, and Hyogo and Kyoto coordinated to decide the request for the re-extension on the 26th. I am.
Nishimura, the minister in charge of economic revitalization, said on the 25th, "The cancellation of the declaration will be" stage 3 "and we will aim for" stage 2 "and the basic coping policy is written, so we will make a decision in light of it. We will listen to the opinions of experts and make decisions while keeping in mind the response to mutant strains. "
Based on the fact that the government has pointed out that the number of newly infected people is slowing down in the areas subject to the declaration, and that there is an analysis that the flow of people is increasing mainly in big cities after the Golden Week holidays. , There are many opinions that the extension of the declaration is unavoidable.
With the extension of the declaration in mind, the government plans to consider the extent of the extension and necessary measures later this week while listening to the opinions of the expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to be held on the 26th.