January 13 According to a report by Japan’s Kyodo News Agency, on the morning of the 13th local time, Yasuhiro Nishimura, Minister of Economic Regeneration, denied the expansion of the target area of the “emergency declaration” to the whole country at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee of the House of Representatives.
It is reported that the three prefectures of the Japanese capital circle have declared a state of emergency on January 8; the Japanese government also plans to declare a state of emergency in seven prefectures, including Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture and Hyogo Prefecture, on January 13.
On the 13th, Yasuhiro Nishimura denied the plan to expand the area of the “Emergency Declaration” to the whole country.
He said, “We must carefully consider whether to expand the target to Northeast China, Shanyin and other areas with better epidemic control.”
In addition, MP Masato Imai asked about the duration of the declaration, “Can a month calm down the situation?” Nishimura replied, “As long as we work together, the number of infected people will definitely decrease.
All efforts will be made to take measures.