Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Thursday he intends to designate Tokyo for stronger measures to combat COVID-19 amid a sharp rebound in infections and mounting pressure on hospitals.
Étiqueté : Koike Yuriko
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike announced Tuesday evening that residents in the capital age 65 and over as well as those with pre-existing conditions should refrain from participating in the Go To Travel tourism promotion campaign.
The governor made the announcement shortly after a meeting with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Organizers are moving forward in lockstep with plans to host the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games next summer with spectators, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Monday following a meeting with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
“Revising the law is necessary for our intended results to become reality,” Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said during an interview with The Japan Times. “Legal authority and financial resources — the central government needs to define and clarify these things.”
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike told residents to avoid unnecessary trips outdoors as much as possible during a forthcoming four-day weekend as the total number of coronavirus cases in the city topped 10,000. “I want residents to avoid going out as much as possible,” Koike said at a meeting of a panel of experts advising the city. “If you are going outside, take the utmost precautions to avoid infection.” Koike said Japan’s capital reported 238 cases on Wednesday, ahead of a holiday that starts Thursday.
[Japon] Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike scores partial win against Abe in skirmish over emergency business closures
Friday’s release of a list of businesses expected to close Saturday under the capital’s own emergency virus measures represents a partial victory for Gov. Yuriko Koike over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, which had sought to put off such requests for two weeks.