January 7 According to Japanese NHK TV, on the evening of the 7th local time, Japanese Prime Minister Suga issued an emergency declaration in the capital circle (Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa Prefecture), which lasted for one month, from January 8 to February 7.
According to a previous report by Japan’s Kyodo News Agency, the new policy will put the prevention of the spread of the epidemic first, such as the ban on restaurants after 8 p.m.
Japanese media analysis said that if the new round of emergency declaration is still unable to effectively contain the epidemic, it will cast another shadow over the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, which have been postponed for a year.
The recent epidemic situation in Tokyo is grim. On the 7th, the number of new confirmed cases exceeded 2,000 for the first time in a single day, the largest increase since the outbreak of the epidemic.
For two consecutive days, the number of new confirmed cases in Tokyo has hit a new high, and the epidemic has spread rapidly and cannot be suppressed.
Japan declared a national emergency on April 16, 2020, and then the national emergency was lifted on May 25, 2020 due to the easing of the epidemic.