Concerned about the surge in new crown infections, Tokyo plans to implement measures such as “spread prevention”
China News Service, April 9th. According to Kyodo News Agency of Japan, on the 8th local time, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga expressed his intention to apply “key measures such as spread prevention and other key measures” based on the Special Measures Act for the New Coronavirus to Tokyo. . According to the report, this move is in response to the request of Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, who is concerned about the surge in the number of infections and the spread of mutant strains.
According to reports, the Japanese government also plans to apply Kyoto Prefecture and Okinawa Prefecture as the applicable targets. Coordination has begun. Both will be implemented from the 12th. Tokyo will continue until May 11th after the long holiday. Kyoto and Okinawa will last until May 5. The Japanese authorities are expected to make a formal decision at the government response headquarters meeting on April 9.
p > On January 7, local time, in Tokyo, Japan, a passerby passed by an empty outdoor restaurant.
Reported that this will be a measure following the three prefectures of Miyagi, Osaka, and Hyogo. The Japanese government has designated Sendai, Osaka, and Kobe, Amagasaki, Nishinomiya, and Ashiya in 6 cities in Hyogo prefecture as the targets of the “spread prevention and other key measures”. The applicable period is from April 5 to May 5. day.
Some media reported that “key measures such as spreading prevention” is a new epidemic response measure in Japan’s newly revised “New Influenza and Other Countermeasures Special Measures Act” in February 2021. It is a countermeasure taken to avoid entering a state of emergency when the epidemic shows signs of expansion, and its strength is less than that of the state of emergency.
As a specific countermeasure, it is expected that the opening hours of restaurants will be advanced from 21:00 to 20:00, and masks should be worn for dinner parties and acrylic partitions should be set up to avoid moving across the county.
Considering the prevalence of mutant strains in the Kansai region, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike urged the citizens of the city to avoid crossing prefectures at a monitoring meeting in Tokyo a few days ago. Regarding the duration, she also expressed her intention to include the entire long vacation, which is expected to increase the number of people going out. In addition, she appealed to the university to take countermeasures such as online teaching.
The number of new infections in Tokyo has continued to increase since mid-March. It reached 545 on April 8 and continued to exceed 500 after the 7th. In Osaka Prefecture, the number of new infections on April 8 was 905, a record high again.