Declaration of emergency in Hokkaido with The Prefecture of The Capital “Determined whether it can be lifted or not” Prime Minister May 21 19:09
As for the declaration of an emergency, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters on Sunday night that the cancellation of the issue will be lifted in Osaka and other Kansai prefectures, while Tokyo and other metropolitan areas will continue to be in Hokkaido. The region that continues to declare the word, we listened to experts again on May 25 at the start of the week, and recognized that it was possible to cancel the declaration if the number of infected people continued to decline.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters at the Prime Minister’s Office shortly after noon that the emergency declaration issued in the prefecture would be lifted by experts, including the status of infection and the medical provision system, while the prefectures in the Kansai region, such as Osaka, would continue.
He said, “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the medical personnel who have done their best at the front line and all the people who have cooperated with me for their tremendous cooperation, such as self-imposed control.”
On top of that, about Tokyo and Hokkaido, where the declaration of emergencies continues, “The number of new infected people is steadily decreasing, and the situation of medical care is improving. For this reason, we have evaluated the information from experts early in the week, and i believe that if the current situation continues, it will be possible to cancel the issue.”
Regarding the resumption of economic activity in Kansai, which has been lifted, he said, “The next stage begins with a new daily life in which socio-economic activities are resumed in earnest while preventing the spread of infection. With reference to the guidelines for preventing infection in nearly 100 industries, we hope that osaka will be a merchant town and will show you a model of a new way of doing business during the Corona era.”
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also said, “We would like to make every step of the way in cooperation with the governor and local governments to prepare for the next wave of epidemics, such as the expansion of the inspection system through antigen testing and the strengthening of the system for providing medical care.”