Regarding the treatment of priority measures such as prevention of spread in 21 prefectures such as Osaka, which is due on the 20th of this month, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno said that while the number of newly infected people is declining in some prefectures, there is a possibility that serious beds will become tight in the future. , He showed the idea of ​​making a comprehensive decision in consideration of the medical care provision system.

Priority measures such as prevention of spread in 21 prefectures such as 3 prefectures in Kansai, Hokkaido, and Fukuoka regarding measures against the new corona are due on the 20th of this month.

Regarding this, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno said at a press conference in the morning, "At the expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the number of newly infected people is declining or has stopped rising in Shimane, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Okinawa, etc., and it is possible that it will reach its peak in the future even in big cities. On the other hand, for the time being, the medical care provision system will continue to be tight, the number of elderly people with severe illness is increasing, and the possibility that the bed will be tight is also increasing. "



After that, he expressed his intention to make a comprehensive decision on the treatment of the priority measures of the 21 prefectures, which will be decided in the middle of this week, in consideration of the medical care provision system and the opinions of experts.



On the other hand, in connection with the fact that Governor Yoshimura of Osaka Prefecture has indicated that he will request the issuance of a new state of emergency or make a decision on the 14th, "The declaration is carefully considered with strong restrictions on private rights. First of all, the government will operate the medical system firmly and pay close attention to the infection situation and the degree of medical tightness with the utmost caution. "

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