New infections are increasing in Hokkaido, Japan, in Sapporo or ask to avoid going outside
November 16 According to Kyodo News, in view of the sudden increase in the number of people infected with coronavirus in Hokkaido, Japan, mainly in Sapporo, Governor Naomi Suzuki and Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto held an emergency meeting on the morning of the 16th and demanded Sapporo. Citizens should avoid unnecessary non-emergency outings, and reduce contact with other areas in the road to reach agreement.
According to the report, at present, the alert level set by Hokkaido itself is “Level 3” and it is expected that “Level 4” will only be applied to Sapporo City.
In addition, Japan’s Aichi Prefecture Hideaki Omura also said on the 16th that the county’s self-set level 4 indicators for coronavirus response may have to be raised to the second highest “serious alert” if the current pandemic continues. It is currently a low-level “vigilance”.
As of the 15th local time, the number of new infections in a single day in Aichi Prefecture has exceeded 100 for 6 consecutive days. Omura pointed out that “there is no downward trend in this momentum.” According to relevant sources in Hokkaido, the number of new infections in Hokkaido on the 16th is expected to be around 180.
According to reports, previously, the Hokkaido government only required restaurants that provide escort services in downtown Sapporo to shorten the business hours from 10 pm to 5 am the next day. At present, it is still discussing expanding the scope to the whole city or requesting pandemic prevention measures. Imperfect restaurants are temporarily closed.
The report pointed out that once the alert level is raised, strong measures such as restricting the use of facilities with incomplete pandemic prevention measures will be taken. As of the 15th local time, the number of new infections and the number of people treated in Hokkaido has reached the “Level 4” alert level.