As the infection situation of the new corona worsens, the government plans to apply priority measures such as spread prevention to 13 prefectures including 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures and Tokai 3 prefectures.


It seems that Prime Minister Kishida has been in talks with the relevant ministers since 6 pm and is in the process of finalizing the application of priority measures.

As the number of newly infected people with the new coronavirus is increasing rapidly and the bed usage rate is also rising, Prime Minister Kishida has been involved with Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Goto and Minister in Charge of Japan's new corona from 6 pm. I am in talks with the ministers.



In response to requests from 13 prefectures in the Tokyo metropolitan area, including 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures, to apply priority measures such as spread prevention, the government has prioritized these areas for about 3 weeks until mid-February. It seems that Prime Minister Kishida and others are in discussions to finalize the policy of applying the measures.



In addition, since there are cases where the Omicron strain is infected even if the vaccine is given twice, the "vaccine / test package" that relaxes behavioral restrictions by confirming the vaccination certificate or the negative certificate by PCR test etc. It seems that opinions have been exchanged over the treatment.



When the policy is finalized, the government will consult with the "Basic Coping Policy Subcommittee" made up of experts on infectious diseases on the 19th, report it to the Diet, and then formally decide it at the Countermeasures Headquarters.

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