Decided to apply additional emergency measures against Corona virus to 13 places including Tokyo
According to local public broadcaster NHK’s tally, as of 6:15 p.m. on the same day, there were 41,485 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Japan.
It is the first time that Japan has recorded 40,000 daily confirmed cases of COVID-19.
In Japan, the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 is increasing explosively due to the spread of omicron mutations, which are highly contagious.
After rising to 10,000 on the 12th and 13,243 on the 12th, the number surpassed 20,000 with 22,41 on the 14th in two days. have been recorded
The average number of confirmed cases per day in the last week (12th to 18th) was 22,672, 3.7 times higher than the previous week (6,118).
When looking at the number of new confirmed cases by region, 7,377 in Tokyo, 6,101 in Osaka, 2,881 in Aichi, and 2,288 in Kanagawa Prefecture. There were many.
In response to the spread of COVID-19 on the same day, the Japanese government decided to apply emergency quarantine measures, such as prevention of spread, to 13 metropolitan and regional governments, including Tokyo, from the 21st of this month to the 13th of the following month. did.
Accordingly, the area of application of priority measures will be expanded to more than one-third of the 47 prefectures, including the three existing metropolitan municipalities including Okinawa Prefecture.
Measures to curb floating population, such as shortening restaurant business hours, will be taken in areas with priority measures, the previous stage of the ’emergency’.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said at a meeting of the Corona 19 Countermeasures Headquarters on the same day that “it was decided that it was necessary to contain the increase in the number of infected people” and “we want to overcome this situation with the cooperation of the people.” said.
In Tokyo, the capital city, the emergency quarantine measures are applied for the first time in four months since September last year.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government held a meeting of the Corona 19 Countermeasures Headquarters on the same day and decided to limit restaurant business hours to 9 p.m. and alcoholic beverages to 8 p.m.
Of the approximately 120,000 restaurants in the province, 85% (about 102,000) are certified.
For non-certified stores, the business hours were shortened to 8 pm and the service of alcoholic beverages was suspended.
Both certified and non-certified stores limit the number of guests that can be received at one time to four.
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