Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has declared a state of emergency for the third time in four provinces, including the capital Tokyo, due to a rise in corona infections. The other three provinces are Osaka, Hyogo and Kyoto. News from Japan Times.
The state of emergency will be effective from April 25 (Sunday) and will remain in force till May 11. The announcement was made by Japanese Prime Minister Suga at an emergency press conference at his office on Friday.
The fourth wave of the Corona has begun to have a devastating effect on Japan. In the meantime, Osaka, the commercial capital, has overtaken Tokyo in terms of attacks. The neighboring provinces of Osaka are Hyogo and Kyoto.
However, the three provinces of Miyagi, Ehime and Akinawa have decided to designate the area as strictly restrictive, even though there is no state of emergency. Ten areas, including Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Miyagi, Okinawa and Aichi prefectures, were subject to strict restrictions.
Restaurants must close by 8pm during emergencies. In addition, any sports and entertainment event has been requested to be closed. At the same time, Prime Minister Suga requested to wash hands repeatedly, use masks and not go out unnecessarily.