January 22 According to a report by Fuji TV on the 22nd, 11 prefectures in Japan are currently in a state of emergency due to the coronavirus epidemic and are scheduled to be lifted on February 7.
However, in view of the fact that the epidemic situation has not improved significantly, the Japanese government may extend the state of emergency for another month.
It is reported that although the Japanese government has declared a state of emergency in the capital circle, 3 prefectures and 7 prefectures in Kansai and other places on January 8 and 13 respectively.
But about two weeks later, the epidemic in Japan has not improved significantly.
The report quoted Japanese government officials as saying that although the state of emergency has some effect, the rate of reducing new confirmed cases is very slow, and the authorities are considering extending the state of emergency.
In addition, another cabinet member said that “although the new [case] is under control, there is no significant decrease”.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiro Kan revealed that if extended, it is “basically an extension of about a month”, but some senior government officials said that “whether it needs to extend or not will be judged according to next week’s [epidemic) figures”.
As of January 21, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Japan has exceeded 350,000, and the number of deaths is 4,873.