Governor Koike Situation of “Special Warning for Spread of Infection” July 30, 18:38
As the spread of the new coronavirus continues to spread in Tokyo, Tokyo Governor Koike held an extraordinary press conference shortly after 5 p.m. on March 30, saying that the current situation of infection was “a situation of the spread of infection special warning”, and expressed a strong sense of crisis. On top of that, as there was a series of infections through the dinner, he requested that restaurants and karaoke shops in Tokyo, which serve sake, shorten business hours, and announced that they would pay cooperation money to small and medium-sized businesses that responded.
Governor Koike explained at a tokyo monitoring meeting held on June 30 that the current infection situation in Tokyo continued to be the most serious of the four levels of vigilance.
On top of that, he said, “Based on the opinions of the teachers, we add two letters to what we have said as an “infection spread warning” so far, and we recognize that this is the situation of the “special warning for the spread of infection.” We can’t afford a moment’s delay,” he said, expressing a strong sense of crisis.
Governor Koike also pointed out that there have been a series of infections through dinners recently, and said, “At present, it is extremely critical of an infection explosion, and certain restraint is necessary, but it is not a practical option to have them stop operating completely when looking ahead to the long fight with Corona in the future.”
On top of that, we requested restaurants and karaoke shops in Tokyo that provide sake to shorten their business hours from 3rd to 31st next month until 10 p.m., and announced that they would pay a cooperation fee of 200,000 yen on the condition that small and medium-sized businesses that responded to them posted stickers to prevent the spread of infection.
In addition, the government revised the ordinance of the capital and made it clear that from the 1st of next month, all business operators will comply with guidelines for preventing the spread of infection created by industry groups, and that the citizens of Tokyo will make efforts to use stores that display stickers to prevent the spread of infection.
“In the future, if the situation worsens further, we cannot help thinking about issuing a declaration of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s own emergency. Now is the time for all citizens and businesses to work together to overcome a situation that can be called a national disaster. I would like to strongly ask for the understanding and cooperation of each citizen of Tokyo.”