With the deadline for declaring a state of emergency for 10 prefectures approaching the 20th of this month, the minister in charge of economic revitalization Nishimura complained that some governors had mentioned the cancellation, and until the deadline. He expressed the idea that it is important to continue to take thorough measures.

The state of emergency issued to 10 prefectures such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus, and the priority measures such as spread prevention applied to 5 prefectures such as Saitama, Kanagawa, and Gifu are all on the 20th of this month. It is a deadline.

Regarding this, Mr. Nishimura, the minister in charge of economic revitalization, said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting that the infection situation nationwide has improved, while the number of newly infected people has slowed down in Tokyo and other prefectures, and medical care. He pointed out that some local governments still have high levels of indicators such as the provision system.

On top of that, "Some governors have said the cancellation, but please do not say the cancellation too lightly. Despite the severe sickbed and high positive rate, it is very difficult to talk with the cancellation. I feel uncomfortable, "he said.

He said, "There is still a deadline until the deadline, and it is important to ask the people to take measures to control infection and stabilize the bed." It is important to continue to take thorough measures until the deadline such as the declaration. I showed the idea.

He also explained that the handling of declarations will be decided in the near future by consulting with experts based on the number of newly infected people and the status of vaccination.