The state of emergency in the Japanese metropolitan area extended to March 21
China News Service, Tokyo, March 5th (Reporter Lu Shaowei) On the evening of the 5th local time, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held a headquarter meeting on COVID-19 countermeasures at the Prime Minister’s residence, announcing that the metropolitan area of Tokyo, Chiba Prefecture, The “Declaration of Emergency” in four places in Saitama and Kanagawa prefectures was extended by 2 weeks to March 21.
p > Suga Yoshihide said at the Senate Budget Committee on the 5th that despite the cooperation of the people, in view of the shortage of hospital beds and other conditions, it is necessary to extend the state of emergency in the metropolitan area by another two weeks.
On January 7, the Japanese government issued an “emergency declaration” to the 4 metropolitan areas. On the 13th, 7 places including Osaka Prefecture were added. On February 2nd, it was decided to remove 10 places except Tochigi Prefecture. The state of emergency was extended to March 7, and on February 26 it was decided to advance the state of emergency in Gifu, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, and Fukuoka to the end of February. (End)