On April 20 in Japan, the National Government announced the plans to establish a third period of emergency State in the Prefectures of Tokyo, Osaka and Hyogo in light of an increase in the number of positive cases of Covid-19. The Government seeks to establish the emergency period for a period of three weeks, and will make an emergency assembly on April 22 to make a decision.
In his speech today, Japan's prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, mentioned that he received a request from the Government of the Osaka Prefecture to establish an emergency statement (local governments can not do it alone) , and the Prime Minister declared: "We will review the situation, we will examine the proposals for a solution and make a decision as soon as possible." He also added that he seeks "that the situation responds to the needs of the surroundings," referring to the prefectures of Tokyo and Hyogo.
The Government of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area plans to make an assembly on April 22. Hyogo's prefecture would also take the same path and decisions as Osaka prefecture. Based on the intentions of each governor, the national government will hurry to make the adjustments for a final decision.
On the other hand, the Prime Minister said that this third state of emergency will not affect the planning or the performance of Tokyo 2021 Olympic Game. He mentioned: "We will do the best to ensure safe and healthy Olympic Games." However, Yasutoshi Nishimura, the Minister of Economic Revitalization, declared a separate interview that the Health System of the Kansai region is in a difficult situation. "Do not think about it twice when it is the state of emergency, only declining it," he mentioned.
If the state of emergency is declared, it would be the third in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, after those held in April 2020 and January 2021. Restriction measures will be more severe, and the Government could order the closure of restaurants and public places , which could affect the earnings at the box office currently on display.
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