|[도쿄=AP/뉴시스]Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is holding a press conference at the Tokyo Prime Minister’s residence on the 13th. In order to prevent the spread of Corona 19, Prime Minister Suga issued an emergency situation in seven regions, including Osaka and Kyoto, following four municipalities in the metropolitan area including Tokyo. 2021.01.13.|
[서울=뉴시스]Reporter Yoshihide Yu = Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga repeatedly appealed for cooperation on countermeasures, saying, “I hope that you will understand that this is an essential measure to improve the difficult situation” in connection with the expansion of the emergency situation on the 13th. Reported this.
Prime Minister Suga also announced a plan to stop the traffic of business officials in 11 countries.
At a press conference held at the Prime Minister’s residence, Prime Minister Suga went to Osaka Prefecture, Hyogo Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, Fukuoka Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture, etc. in accordance with the Act on Special Measures Against Novel Coronavirus Infectious Disease (Corona 19). It was announced that it would declare an emergency situation by March 7. Following Tokyo Metropolitan Government and three nearby prefectures, the number of places where an emergency was declared has expanded to 11 regions.
Suga said, “The difficult situation continues in other regions. I think everyone is feeling anxious, but I hope you understand that it is an essential step to improve the difficult situation,” he said. “I will do my best with all necessary means. Restrictions on life. I am sorry to bring you, but I have to overcome somehow and ask for cooperation from the people.”
He said that the seven prefectures and prefectures where newly declared emergencies have many indicators corresponding to the so-called’fourth stage’, such as the number of new infected people and the rate of bed use, and that large cities have a concentrated population, and that there is a risk of spreading infection across the country. I also listened to and judged experts’ opinions according to the factors.
Prime Minister Suga said, “The countermeasures are, as when an emergency was declared earlier, restaurants shorten business until 8:00 p.m., reduce the number of attendees by working from home by 70%, refrain from unnecessary going out after 8:00 p.m., and restrict admission to sports and concerts. Etc.”
He said, “Even if an emergency has not been declared, in the case of an area close to the fourth stage, if four measures are taken, such as shortening the time of a restaurant as a measure equivalent to the emergency declaration, we will provide the same support as in the area where an emergency has been declared. We will not miss it and take effective measures.”
He said, “We are doing our best to secure the medical system. Tokyo has secured 500 beds for Corona19 patients, and in the future, we will thoroughly secure beds in other regions.”
Prime Minister Suga said, “I ask you to refrain from going out after 8 PM, as well as during the daytime. The people, the state, and local governments must overcome restrictions in the same direction so that the current situation does not extend. We ask for cooperation from all the people.” Said.
Prime Minister Suga said, “There have been no confirmed cases of mutant corona 19 virus infection by immigrants from 11 countries and regions where business officials have been allowed to enter the country, but new entry from 11 countries and regions as national unrest has increased. “Pause it.”
Regarding the North Korean abduction of Japanese, Prime Minister Suga said, “The abduction issue is the most important task in the Suga cabinet, and there is no postponement of some as the victim’s family is aging. I will meet directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un without conditions.”
Regarding North Korea’s participation in the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, coordination is being made between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Games Organizing Committee. We will make sure that we do not miss a conversation opportunity.”
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