Regarding priority measures such as prevention of spread in 18 prefectures, which will be due on the 21st of next week, the government is coordinating to cancel 17 prefectures such as Tokyo and Aichi.

As for the remaining Osaka, the bed usage rate is still at a high level, so we will carefully decide how to handle it based on the intentions of the prefecture.

Priority measures such as prevention of the spread of new corona measures applied to 18 prefectures such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi are due on the 21st of next week.



Prime Minister Kishida said on the 15th, "The nationwide infection situation continues to improve. Priority measures will be decided within this week based on the opinions of local governments and experts. We will continue to move toward the exit of the waves. "



On the other hand, there have been a series of requests for cancellation from the local governments to which it has been applied, and on the 15th, Tokyo also informed the government that it would not request further extension of the deadline.



The government is coordinating to lift the priority measures in 17 prefectures such as Tokyo, 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures, Aichi, Kyoto, and Hyogo, taking into account the infection situation in each region, the medical care provision system, and the intentions of local governments. ..



As for the remaining Osaka, the usage rate of hospital beds is still at a high level, so we will share information with Governor Yoshimura and carefully decide how to handle it.



Prime Minister Kishida will hold a press conference on the 16th after discussing with the relevant ministers to clarify the response, and on the 17th, it will be officially decided after consulting with experts.

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