Government Cooperation with prefectures to prevent rapid increase in infection Corona Virus August 1 at 6:20 a.m.
As the number of new infected people of the new coronavirus spread nationwide on March 31, the government is working on thorough cluster measures in cooperation with each prefecture, saying that the response of medical institutions and others has already been affected, and we would like to prevent a rapid increase in infection.
The number of new cases of the new coronavirus increased to 1,500 nationwide, with 463 people in Tokyo, 216 in Osaka, and 193 in Aichi Prefecture.
Regarding the current status of infection, the government’s subcommittee said that the rate of spread of infection in some areas is increasing and alarming, and pointed out that the continued occurrence and increase of new infected persons has already affected the response of public health centers and medical institutions.
The chairman of the subcommittee, Mr. Omi, expressed the recognition that of the four expected infection situations, Tokyo and Osaka, will be in the second stage of the “infection escalation phase” in which the load on the medical provision system is accumulating.
The government will monitor changes in the number of new infected patients, elderly patients, and critically ill patients to determine signs of change in the situation, as the situation does not worsen into the third stage of the “rapid increase in infection” and the “infection explosion stage” in the fourth stage.
In addition, in cooperation with each prefecture, we would like to call on restaurants that do not comply with the guidelines for preventing infection, and we would like to prevent a rapid increase in infection by taking thorough cluster measures, such as supporting requests for closure of such stores.