As a countermeasure against the new coronavirus, the target area for priority measures such as declaration of emergency and prevention of spread has been expanded from the 20th.

The government will continue to work with businesses and the public, saying that it is important to curb the flow of people by implementing telework.

In response to the spread of the new coronavirus, from 20 days,

Ibaraki to the target area of the ▽ emergency declaration, Tochigi, Gunma, Shizuoka, Kyoto, Hyogo, is added Fukuoka 7 prefectures,

▽ spread prevention emphasis measures new It was applied to 10 prefectures of Miyagi, Yamanashi, Toyama, Gifu, Mie, Okayama, Hiroshima, Kagawa, Ehime and Kagoshima.

The target area of ​​the declaration will be expanded to 13 prefectures, the application area of ​​priority measures will be expanded to 16 prefectures, and the deadline will be until the 12th of next month.

Prime Minister Suga requested the cooperation of the top three economic organizations, saying that it is important for the government to curb the flow of people by implementing telework in order to prevent the spread of infection.

We are also asking the people to reduce the chances of going out to crowded places for shopping by half, and we will continue to work with companies and the people, including the use of SNS.

On the other hand, the government said that while the number of newly infected people remained high, the number of people who died was about 2,800 in May, but it was about 400 last month, which is suppressed by the effect of vaccination. It is said.

In response to this situation, the government has decided to consider reviewing the index for evaluating the infection status, which is also the basis for deciding to cancel the declaration, based on the discussions of experts.