Prime Minister Suga met with Mr. Sakurada, the secretary-general of the Keizai Doyukai, over measures against the new coronavirus, and achieved a 70% reduction in the number of employees who commute by teleworking in order to curb the flow of people and prevent the occurrence of clusters in the workplace. I requested cooperation for this.

Following the expansion of the area covered by the state of emergency and the extension of the deadline, Prime Minister Suga met with Keidanren Chairman Tokura on the 18th and with Sakurada, the secretary-general of the Keizai Doyukai on the 19th.



Among them, Prime Minister Suga said, "The number of infected people is increasing rapidly due to the extremely strong infectivity of the'Delta strain'. Infection is carried out with the three pillars of building a medical system, infection prevention, and vaccination. I want to bring it to convergence. "



He added, "Teleworking is extremely important to curb the flow of people and prevent clusters that are occurring in corporate workplaces. We would appreciate your cooperation in achieving a 70% reduction in the number of employees who work by teleworking." I requested cooperation.

In response, Secretary-general Sakurada said, "I feel that the number of managers and top executives who come to work is increasing compared to when we were able to implement a 70% reduction. When asked" Why do you come to the company? " That's bad. I would like you to convey that "telework is essential for a new way of working even after the corona is over."

Keizai Doyukai Secretary-general Sakurada "It is important for all the people to understand the necessity"

After the meeting with Prime Minister Suga, the secretary-general of the Keizai Doyukai, Sakurada, told reporters that he was asked to reduce the number of employees by 70%. It should be closed, but on the other hand, in the field such as factories and sales, the number of employees can be reduced by only 50%. This is in some cases responding to unnecessary and urgent requests from customers. It is important for all the people to understand the necessity in order to realize teleworking. "

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