Regarding the infection status of the new corona, the government has analyzed that the spread of infection will continue for the time being, although the pace of increase in new infections nationwide is slowing down. Regarding the prefecture, if the spread of infection continues, we will consider extending the priority measures.


Meanwhile, Prime Minister Kishida plans to instruct the relevant ministers to accelerate the third vaccination of the new corona vaccine at the beginning of the week.

The number of newly infected people nationwide for the new corona exceeded 90,000 on the 4th, about 95,000 for 3 consecutive days, and the number of people who died exceeded 100 for the first time in 8 months since June 3, last year. ..



Regarding the outlook for the infection situation, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno said, "It is thought that the rate of increase will slow down nationwide, but the spread of infection will continue, and we would like to continue to promptly implement measures based on the characteristics of the Omicron strain and the infection status." Said.



For 13 prefectures such as 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures and Tokai 3 prefectures, which will reach the deadline for priority measures such as spread prevention on the 13th of this month, the government will consider extending the priority measures if the infection continues to spread over the next week. The policy is to analyze the number of newly infected people and the tightness of medical care by region, and decide on the treatment in the middle of next week.



On the other hand, Prime Minister Kishida will instruct the relevant ministers to accelerate the vaccination at the beginning of the week over the third vaccination of the new corona vaccine, and will support efforts such as large-scale vaccination and occupational vaccination by the Self-Defense Forces. At the same time, we are making adjustments to see if we can expand the number of subjects to be inoculated with priority.

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