February 26 the evening of the 26th local time, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held a meeting at the Prime Minister’s official residence of the headquarters meeting on the coronavirus response, announcing the lifting of the coronavirus emergency in six prefectures, including Osaka Prefecture, on the 28th of this month.
The six prefectures that lifted the state of emergency include Osaka Prefecture, Hyogo Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture and Fukuoka Prefecture.
The state of emergency in Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures in the Capital Circle continued.
In order to prevent the epidemic from rebounding again, restaurants will continue to be required to shorten their evening business hours.
Yoshihide Suga said at the meeting that after the “Emergency Declaration”, the number of new infections has decreased significantly, and the number of hospitalized and severe patients has also decreased.
Although medical institutions are still in a state of high pressure, they have also eased during the peak period.
Yoshihide Suga said that in order for all regions to lift the state of emergency on March 7, it should be adhered to until the end and not relaxed.
According to the statistics of the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), as of 18:20 on the 26th, 1,056 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Japan on that day, with a total of 43,509 confirmed cases and a total of 7,825 deaths.
The Japanese government issued an “Emergency Declaration” on January 7 to the Capital Circle 4 places, which is due until February 7.
January 13, 7 additional places, including Osaka Prefecture, were applicable.
February 2, it was decided to extend the period of emergency in 10 places except Wumu County until March 7.