Emergency mode introduced in Japan’s capital region due to coronavirus
- 07 January 2021
An emergency mode is being introduced for a month in the Japanese metropolitan area of Greater Tokyo with a population of 37.2 mln, which includes the prefectures of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitamaб and Chiba, due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced on Thursday, APA reports citing TASS.
According to him, the government is introducing an emergency regime in the capital region for one month. Suga also said that in connection with the regime, which will operate from January 8 to February 7, the government will call on to reduce the opening hours of catering establishments, transfer employees of local companies to a remote mode of work, and limit the number of participants in public events. In addition, the authorities will ask local residents not to leave their homes unnecessarily and will extend the suspension of the Go To Travel domestic tourism development program for the duration of the emergency, he stressed.
On January 4, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that Japanese leadership has begun to consider the possibility of introducing an emergency regime in the country due to the situation with the spread of coronavirus.