Japanese government sources revealed on the 4th that the government is coordinating the urgent declaration of the emergency declaration aimed at Tokyo and the three prefectures of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa, which are seriously spreading the novel coronavirus epidemic, and is being finalized as soon as possible on the 7th, which will last for about one month.
It is expected that the declaration will be issued on the 7th or 8th.
The government will require 1 and 3 counties to implement measures to shorten the business hours of closing restaurants in the target area until 8 p.m.
There is no requirement for unified suspension of classes in primary and secondary schools, and the “university entrance examination” from the 16th will be implemented as planned. In order to start vaccination by late February as much as possible, preparations will be accelerated.
The government has always been cautious about issuing the declaration again, but the number of newly diagnosed infections, mainly in the capital circle, has continued to increase, so it has been forced to change its course.
The declaration will be issued on the basis of the opinions of an advisory committee composed of experts, judged comprehensively by Prime Minister Yoshihiro Kan, and specify the duration and target area.
Specific measures are then taken by the governor of the target area. The statement to Congress will be made on the 7th.