Tokyo, December 4 Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiro Kan once again stressed on the 4th that curbing the coronavirus epidemic and rebuilding the economy are the top priorities of his government.
At a press conference held at the Prime Minister’s residence that night, Kan Yiwei said that the number of new confirmed cases and the number of severe patients reached a record high, which was alarming. Since last week, intensive care beds have been in emergency, and the government has responded to the situation “with a strong sense of crisis”. He called on the Japanese people to take epidemic prevention measures such as wearing masks, washing hands frequently and avoiding “three-secret (closed, dense, close contact)”.
In addition, he said that in order to achieve a “decarbonized society” by 2050, the Japanese government will set up an environmental fund of 2 trillion yen to support enterprises in developing green technologies in the next 10 years. The Japanese government will also invest more than 1 trillion yen in the digital field.
The Japanese cabinet meeting is expected to finalize an additional economic response to the coronavirus epidemic next week. Yoshihiro Kan said that the interest-free and unsecured financing provided by the Japanese policy finance treasury will be extended to the first half of next year. In addition, the government will prepare 1.5 trillion yen for temporary local birth grants to provide emergency subsidies for single-parent families and low-income families.