Regarding the priority measures such as prevention of spread in 21 prefectures whose deadline is 20th of this month, the government will extend the priority measures mainly in urban areas such as the 3 prefectures of Kansai, while the local governments such as Okinawa where the infection situation is improving will be canceled. It is a policy to consider.

Prime Minister Kishida is expected to discuss with the relevant ministers on the 17th, and if the policy is finalized, it will be revealed at a press conference.

In areas where priority measures such as prevention of the spread of the new corona have been applied, the speed of spread of infection has slowed, but the number of severely ill people continues to increase.



On the 20th of this month, a total of 21 prefectures will reach the deadline for priority measures, of which Hokkaido, Kyoto, Hyogo, etc. are said to have high numbers of infected people and bed usage rates. Requested the extension of priority measures.



In light of these circumstances, the government is making adjustments to extend priority measures mainly in urban areas such as Osaka and the three Kansai prefectures.



On the other hand, for local governments such as Okinawa where the infection situation is improving, the policy is to consider canceling the priority measures.



Prime Minister Kishida has decided to discuss the treatment of priority measures with the relevant ministers on the 17th, and if the policy is finalized, it is expected to make it clear at a press conference.

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