Regarding the handling of state of emergency issued in 10 prefectures, the Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura pointed out at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting that it is most important to secure stable beds, and will cancel it. Next week, he expressed his intention to make a decision based on the opinions of experts.

Among them, the Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura commented on the situation of the 10 prefectures where the state of emergency was declared, saying, "Overall, the number of new positives is declining, but in Tokyo and Osaka. The number of people is increasing, and I am watching with a sense of caution. The Kansai area, Hokkaido, Okinawa, Aichi, and Fukuoka are still in a very difficult situation. "

On top of that, "The most important point of view is to stabilize the bed. To that end, it is very important to keep the number of new positives firmly and to proceed with vaccination smoothly and quickly. Looking at such a situation, we will ask the experts for their opinions a few days before the deadline of 20 days, and make the final decision. " I showed the idea of ​​making a decision based on.

In addition, Minister Nishimura pointed out that the rate of wearing masks at work and school has been declining since the end of last month. Is coming out. I would like to ask you to continue wearing a mask while mutant strains with strong infectivity are coming out. "