Hokkaido to raise to warning stage “3” request to shorten business hours

Request to shorten business hours to raise to Hokkaido warning stage “3” also November 6, 13:03

As the spread of the new coronavirus does not stop, Hokkaido has begun to adjust its own “warning stage” to “3” on August 8. In Suschino, a downtown area of Sapporo, where the spread of infection is severe, we will request that business hours and time to serve sake be shortened by 10 p.m. at restaurants that serve sake.
Hokkaido raised the “warning stage” to “2” last month and requested residents and business operators to cooperate in preventing infection as an intensive period of two weeks, but all indicators showing the tightness of the sickbed deteriorated, and as of the 5th, most of them exceeded the one-step “3” standard.

For this reason, on the 8th, the road raised the “warning stage” to “3” and be adjusted to extend the intensive measures period by about three weeks.

In addition to previous requests, such as refraining from going out when they are in poor physical condition, we are asking the residents to refrain from using liquor-served stores after 10 p.m. in Suschino, a downtown area of Sapporo City, where the spread of infection is severe.

In addition, Suschino’s operators will be asked to reduce the time it takes to serve sake by 10 p.m. at restaurants with entertainment, by 10 p.m. at bars and taverns, and by 10 p.m. at restaurants such as karaoke and ramen shops.

We are adjusting the specific amount of cooperation money to business operators in the direction that the road and the city pay in half.

After listening to experts, Hokkaido will hold a meeting of the Headquarters on July 7 to decide on a stage increase, and Governor Suzuki and Mayor Akimoto of Sapporo City will hold a press conference to ask for their cooperation.

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to dispatch four new employees to Hokkaido

Regarding the response to the new coronavirus, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Tamura expressed his plan to strengthen measures such as dispatching four new employees, including employees of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, to the site in response to an increase in the number of infected people in Hokkaido, and to make adjustments to accept the support of public health nurses and nurses from all over the country in the future.

In Hokkaido, the number of infected people confirmed for five days has increased to 119, and the number of infected people has increased, mainly in Sapporo City, as the number of people infected has increased for the first time, such as more than 100 people per day.

In connection with this, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Tamura, at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, expressed his intention to strengthen measures, such as dispatching four new staff members, including staff, to the Hokkaido Agency and other organizations, in addition to two experts from the Cluster Measures Group of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, which he has already dispatched, to coordinate to accept the support of public health nurses and nurses from all over the country.

On top of that, Minister Tamura said, “I have a very sense of crisis, and I would like to make every effort to prevent the spread of the infection in cooperation with the Hokkaido Agency.”