07:38 Japanese media: Tokyo intends to extend the emergency declaration for 2 weeks



The emergency declarations issued by 1 metropolis and 3 counties including Tokyo are about to expire on the 7th of this month. Many relevant persons revealed that Tokyo intends to request the government to extend the vaccinations for another two weeks. The picture shows the vaccination of Tokyo residents.  (AFP)

The emergency declarations issued by 1 metropolis and 3 counties including Tokyo are about to expire on the 7th of this month. Many relevant persons revealed that Tokyo intends to request the government to extend the vaccinations for another two weeks. The picture shows the vaccination of Tokyo residents. (AFP)

2021/03/03 07:38

First submission 3/2 22:58
Update time 3/3 07:38

[Special Commissioner Lin Cuiyi in Japan / Tokyo 2nd report]Japan’s emergency declarations issued against Tokyo and other 1 metropolis and 3 prefectures in the metropolitan area will expire on the 7th of this month. According to a report by the Nikkei, multiple related sources revealed that Tokyo has been added due to considerations. The number of infections has been decreasing slowly, and the government intends to ask the government to continue to extend it for another two weeks. However, it is the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga that will decide whether to extend it.

Including Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures, the state of emergency entered a state of emergency for one month for one month. However, due to the lack of significant improvement in the situation, it was extended by another month to this month at the beginning of February. 7 The date is full. The six prefectures, including Kansai, Central, and Kyushu, which issued the state of emergency at the same time, were lifted early at the end of February.

The report pointed out that the heads of the 3 prefectures in the metropolitan area are scheduled to meet on the 3rd to coordinate whether the meeting will continue. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on the 2nd that due to the slow decline in the number of new infections, it may not be possible to lift the emergency on the 7th as scheduled. Motohiro Ono, Governor of Saitama Prefecture, and Kensaku Morita, Governor of Chiba Prefecture, held the same cautious view.

In Tokyo today, there were 232 new infections, 102 in Saitama Prefecture, 84 in Kanagawa Prefecture, and 87 in Chiba Prefecture. Although the number of new infections has decreased from the peak of the third wave, the recent decrease has been slow, and local governments are worried about the relief. Later, the epidemic may heat up again.

However, the Tokyo Olympic flame is scheduled to start from Fukushima on the 25th of this month, so the extension time may be limited to 2 weeks.

Japan’s Sankei Shimbun also reported that the government is scheduled to hold an expert consultation meeting this week to evaluate the number of new infections and the utilization rate of hospital beds. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga also emphasized to the media today that whether to extend it will be based on the evaluation criteria, and he will make the final decision. Decided.



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