The government also expert opinion metropolitan area and Hokkaido may 22, 6:02
Regarding the declaration of an emergency, the government lifted it in Osaka and other Kansai areas, while tokyo and other metropolitan areas and Hokkaido continued. We will listen to the opinions of experts again next week, and if the trend of the number of infected people continues to decline, we will also remove the remaining areas, and we will continue to assess the status of infection.
With regard to the declaration of emergency under the Special Measures Act for the Corona Virus Virus Protection Act, the government lifted the Kansai Prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo, while Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Hokkaido continued.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that “improvements have been made in the status of infections and the medical system” in the region where the declaration will continue, and that experts will be evaluated again next week, and that it is possible to cancel the situation without waiting for the end of the month if the number of infected people continues to decline.
The government used the decision to release the number of new people infected in the last week as “less than or equal to the number of new people per 100,000 people”, and in the week leading up to the 21st, tokyo was below 0.42 for the first time, while Kanagawa Prefecture had 0.87 and Hokkaido 0.67, respectively.
The government will continue to assess the status of infection, mainly in Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Hokkaido, and will also analyze medical provision systems and inspection systems, such as the number of severely injured people, the number of hospitalized patients, and the percentage of patients with unknown routes of infection, to determine whether they can be released.
On the other hand, we are calling for the gradual resumption of socio-economic activity in areas where the declaration has been lifted, based on a “new lifestyle” such as avoiding “three dense” and measures to prevent the spread of infection based on industry-specific guidelines for preventing infection.