Japan’s 30 media reported that the Japanese government is considering extending the situation in most areas where COVID-19 is in urgent need.
According to Kyodo News Agency and other media reports, as the epidemic situation in Tokyo and other areas is still severe, the government is considering extending the state of emergency due to expire on February 7 for one month to March 7. In Tochigi County, where the epidemic is easing, the government is considering ending the state of emergency.
Japan implemented a nationwide epidemic emergency from April to may last year. The capital circle, that is, the Tokyo Metropolitan Area and the three surrounding counties, entered a state of emergency again on August 8. Starting from the 14th, the scope of the state of emergency was extended to seven areas, including Kyoto Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture.
In Tokyo, which has the largest cumulative number of infection cases, the number of new cases per day has shown a downward trend since the implementation of the state of emergency, but most of the time still remains at 1000 or 2000, which is still far from the standard of lifting the state of emergency when the average number of new cases per day in seven days is less than 500.