Japan intends to take the lead in lifting the six prefectures’ emergency declaration by the end of February
China News Service, February 23. According to Kyodo News Agency of Japan, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has begun to discuss the first declaration of the emergency situation of lifting the new crown epidemic in 6 prefectures, 1 capital and 3 counties in the non-capital region. The county was lifted at the end of February.
p > A government official stated on the 23rd that Yoshihide Suga will meet with the economic regeneration chief Yasushimura Yasushimura and Aida Village in the evening of the 24th in response to the requirements of the governors of Kyoto, Osaka, and Hyogo on the 23rd and expert analysis Xianjiu and other relevant cabinet officials made a judgment during the consultation. If the first policy to be lifted is finalized, an advisory committee composed of experts will be asked for opinions on the 26th, and the decision will be made at the government’s countermeasures headquarters.
The six prefectures of Aichi, Gifu, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, and Fukuoka were the first to discuss the lifting of the emergency declaration. The governors of the three prefectures in Kansai have been in an online meeting with Nishimura and requested that they be lifted by the end of February.
In the government’s basic response policy, the prerequisite for the cancellation of the declaration is that six indicators such as the bed utilization rate will get rid of the most serious “stage 4” (expanding outbreak) and improve to the equivalent of “stage 3” “(Sudden increase in infection) below. As of the 21st, the 6 indicators of the 5 prefectures excluding Fukuoka Prefecture are all equivalent to below the “third stage”.
Sources from the Prime Minister’s residence emphasized that: “The governor’s intentions are very important.” The senior government official stated that “from the indicator, there is no reason to oppose the cancellation.”
In addition, within the government There have also been voices of lax epidemic prevention after the vigilance is lifted, and some people have suggested that it is better to wait until the declaration expires on March 7th.
On the other hand, for Tokyo and other metropolitan areas, the government plans to observe the situation until the expiration of the declaration on the ground that although the number of new infections continues to decrease, the medical delivery system is still severe.
If the six prefectures and counties are finalized, they will report to the House Operation Committee of the House of Representatives and the House of Representatives at the same time that the government’s policy headquarters makes a formal decision.