December 25th. According to the “Central News Agency” report, due to the continuing severity of the Coronavirus in Japan and the approaching New Year holiday.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga appealed on the 25th, “I hope everyone can have a quiet New Year holiday, and try not to Participate in gatherings” to avoid the continued spread of the pandemic.
Yoshihide Suga held a press conference and said that this winter, the infections centered on the metropolitan area continued to expand, and the number of confirmed cases throughout the country remained at the level of more than 3,000 daily, making many people increasingly uneasy.
He said that this month, the number of people going out in Tokyo has hardly decreased. If this continues, it will be difficult to avoid the further spread of the pandemic.
“I hope everyone can have a quiet New Year holiday, and there are still many opportunities to meet with family and friends. Try not to attend parties as much as possible. In any case, I hope everyone will cooperate to avoid the spread of the pandemic during the New Year holidays.”
Yoshihide Suga said that experts unanimously believe that catering is at risk of infection, so the most effective anti-pandemic countermeasure is to shorten the business hours of restaurants.
In addition, in the face of the border control measures currently implemented by the Japanese government, Yoshihide Suga said that regarding the mutation of the Coronavirus, the government has decided to deny entry to people with a history of travel to South Africa and the United Kingdom. “In the future, it will also focus on safeguarding national health and lives.
The highest priority is to quickly strengthen pandemic prevention measures while paying attention to the pandemic situation in various countries.”
Regarding the Japanese government’s repeated calls to avoid participating in a dinner party with more than 5 people, Yoshihide Suga had participated in a dinner party for 8 people a few days ago and caused controversy.