November 26th – Yasuhiro Nishimura, Japan’s economic regeneration minister, said that it is crucial to control the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the next three weeks. Once the infection continues to spread, the government will consider issuing another declaration of emergency.
According to a report by Japan’s Sankei Shimbun on the 25th, the Japanese government held a meeting on epidemic response on the same day. Nishimura said at a press conference after the meeting that “In any case, the epidemic should be controlled in the next three weeks.
If the infection continues to expand and the epidemic level rises to the most serious level 4, the government will consider issuing an emergency again. Declaration of State”.
The Japanese government’s epidemic level is divided into four levels, and Sapporo, Tokyo 23rd district, Nagoya and Osaka are already in level 3 (the number of infected people has increased rapidly, and the medical system is problematic).
Nishimura said that in order to contain the epidemic, the above regional governments should require restaurants and bars to shorten their business hours, the Self-Defense Forces will also participate in medical support, and local tourism promotion activities should be suspended.
According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association on the 25th, there were 1,964 new confirmed cases in Japan on the same day, with a total of 137,787 confirmed cases; 21 new deaths were added, with a total of 2,036 deaths.