From the 2nd, the area covered by the state of emergency has been expanded to 6 prefectures with the addition of 3 prefectures in the metropolitan area and Osaka.
The government wants to share a sense of crisis with the public and help control the infection, saying that the spread of the highly infectious mutant virus "Delta strain" is different from the past.
As a countermeasure against the new coronavirus, the target areas for the state of emergency have been expanded to 6 prefectures from the 2nd, with the addition of 3 prefectures in the Tokyo metropolitan area of Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa and Osaka.
In addition, priority measures such as spread prevention will be applied to the five prefectures of Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Hyogo, Kyoto, and Fukuoka, and the deadline for declarations in Tokyo and Okinawa will be extended until August 31st.
In Tokyo, the number of newly infected people exceeded 10,000 for the first time on Sunday, exceeding 3,000 on the 1st, and the number of newly infected people exceeded 10,000 for four consecutive days nationwide.
Governor's Association “Call for cancellation or postponement of movement across prefectures” Asks the country
The National Governors' Association urges the government to cancel or postpone travel and movements across prefectures during the summer vacation, including the return home of Obon, on the 1st, saying that it is not possible to allow a momentary grace to curb the rapid spread of infection. I decided to ask for it.
The government said that the situation was different from the past due to the spread of the highly infectious mutant virus "Delta strain", and Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura called for understanding and cooperation to refrain from high-risk actions.
Request to stop serving alcohol in areas where priority measures are applied
In the target areas of the declaration, we will request restaurants to stop providing alcohol, and in principle, even in areas where priority measures are applied, we will request the suspension of alcohol provision and take thorough infection control measures such as tightening the conditions under which it can be provided. increase.
In addition, we would like to share the sense of crisis with the people, such as conducting free PCR tests for people who use flights from airports such as Haneda and Itami to Hokkaido, Okinawa, and Fukuoka, to help control infection.