As a countermeasure against the new coronavirus, the government has added four prefectures, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Osaka, to the areas subject to the state of emergency issued in Tokyo and Okinawa prefectures, and the period is from 2nd to 31st next month. On the 30th, we will make a formal decision after consulting with experts.
As the infection of the new coronavirus continues to spread, the number of newly infected people nationwide exceeded 10,000 for the first time on the 29th, the highest number ever.
After discussing the response with the relevant ministers, Prime Minister Suga told reporters, "We are responding with a strong sense of crisis. We will respond firmly in each region while proceeding with vaccination, so as not to cause a strain on the bed. I want to deal with it. "
In response to the worsening infection situation, the government has added four prefectures, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Osaka, to the areas subject to the emergency declaration issued to Tokyo and Okinawa prefectures, and Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Hyogo, Kyoto, Our policy is to apply priority measures such as prevention of spread to the five prefectures of Fukuoka.
In areas where priority measures are applied, in principle, we request restaurants to stop serving alcohol and tighten the conditions under which it can be served.
The period will be from the 2nd to the 31st of next month, and the deadline for the declarations of Tokyo and Okinawa, which is until the 22nd of next month, will be extended accordingly.
In this case, the Tokyo Paralympics will start on the 24th of next month under the declaration following the Olympic Games.
On the 30th, the government consulted with the "Basic Coping Policy Subcommittee", which is made up of experts on infectious diseases, and if approved, it will be officially reported to the Diet after prior reporting and questions. I will decide on.