A Japanese cabinet minister stated that the Japanese government plans to issue a “short and powerful” lockdown to Tokyo, Osaka, and the other two prefectures.
Reuters reported that the Minister of Economic Reconstruction Nishimura Yasuo Nishimura, who is in charge of epidemic prevention affairs, said on Friday (23rd) that the new state of emergency will be implemented from April 25 to May 11, covering the four cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo. County. This will be the third time Japan has issued a state of emergency since January this year.
Nishimura said that during the implementation of the state of emergency, restaurants, bars, and karaoke that sell alcohol must be closed, and large-scale sports events must be held without on-site spectators.
Nishimura Yasunori made a speech at the beginning of the expert group meeting.
It is expected that the Japanese government will formally approve the issuance of a new emergency declaration later on Friday.