Regarding the withdrawal of the request to suspend new reservations on all international flights arriving in Japan by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the government said that the cooperation between the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism was insufficient, and executives of related ministries and agencies will now The policy is to share information in advance with the task force created by the company and take all possible measures.

As a border measure against the new mutant virus of the new corona, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism requested airlines to suspend new reservations on all international flights arriving in Japan, but requested that it caused some confusion. Was withdrawn and notified that the Japanese return demand should be fully considered.



Regarding this, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno stated that Prime Minister Kishida also received a report after the fact that he had made the request himself, and over the location of responsibility, "In border measures, prompt response is more important than responsibility. I explained.



Regarding the withdrawal of the request, it has been pointed out by the government that "communication between the official residence and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism was insufficient", and in the future, information will be shared in advance by a task force created by executives of related ministries and agencies to respond. It is a policy to take all possible measures.



On the other hand, there is an opinion from the ruling party regarding measures against mutant viruses that the interval between the second and third vaccinations, which should be 8 months or more in principle, should be shortened, and the Japan Medical Association and the National Governors' Association are similar. We agreed and confirmed that we would work with the government.



The government is also considering reviewing the vaccination interval while checking the preparation status of the local government and the supply of vaccines, and it is possible to include such a policy in the statement of belief given by Prime Minister Kishida at the extraordinary Diet session convened on the 6th. If it is not possible, the relevant ministries and agencies are making adjustments.

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