Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura Requests to work with the National Governors' Association to secure beds
As the medical care provision system became tight due to the spread of the new coronavirus, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura requested the National Governor's Association to encourage patients to be accepted by as many medical institutions as possible.
Intensive measures to prevent the spread of corona infection in Hiroshima Prefecture will be extended until the 7th of next month
Hiroshima Prefecture has decided to extend the period until 17th of this month to 7th of next month, considering that newly infected people are still at a high level, regarding intensive measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
One year from the first confirmation in Japan, Chief Cabinet Secretary “Improving issues and converging”
In connection with the fact that it has been 15 days since the first person infected with the new coronavirus was confirmed in Japan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato improved the issues that were highlighted through a series of responses at a press conference in the afternoon. He emphasized the idea of working toward convergence with the cooperation of the people.
Minister of Economic Revitalization Nishimura “Hiroshima City is the same as the declared area” Adjusted to financial support
At a press conference, the Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura said that it was necessary to take measures in accordance with the target area of the state of emergency for Hiroshima City, where the infection situation is deteriorating, and made final adjustments to provide the same financial support as the target area of the declaration. Clarified the idea of advancing.
“Increase accommodation facilities” Exchange opinions on new corona measures Tokyo
Governor Koike of Tokyo and representatives of local governments in Tokyo exchanged opinions on measures against the new coronavirus at a video conference, and there are cases where the hospitalization destination of people confirmed to be infected by the local government side cannot be found immediately. Has expressed an opinion requesting more accommodation facilities such as hotels.
Request to the government for time saving cooperation money other than restaurants Kyushu Regional Governor's Association
In response to the state of emergency, the "Kyushu Regional Governor's Association" was held, and it was decided to ask the government to cover industries other than restaurants with regard to cooperation money for stores in response to requests for shortening business hours.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Expert Estimate on Criteria for Canceling Declaration "Constant Assumptions" Recognized
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said that experts pointed out that if measures were relaxed when the number of infected people in Tokyo fell below 500 per day, the infection could spread again over the state of emergency. He emphasized the idea of carefully deciding what to do in the future, assuming that the assumption was made.
Member of the House of Councilors Makoto Hamaguchi from the Automobile Soren to join the Democratic Party for the People
Member of the House of Councilors Makoto Hamaguchi, who is from the Confederation of Japan's labor union "Automobile Soren" and is working independently with the formation of the Constitutional Democratic Party of the new confluence, will join the Democratic Party for the People.
Prime Minister Suga Requests for cooperation in securing beds and vaccination Medical organizations
Regarding measures against the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Suga cooperated with representatives of medical organizations such as the Japan Medical Association to secure beds that are tight, especially in metropolitan areas, and to establish a system for vaccination. I requested.
Yuko Mori appointed as secretary-general of the House of Councilors to succeed Mr. Haneda who died
In December, the Constitutional Democratic Party decided to appoint Yuko Mori as the secretary-general of the House of Councilors to succeed Yuichiro Hata, who died of infection with the new coronavirus.
Similar financial support even outside the scope of the “Declaration”
In areas where the infection is rapidly spreading outside the scope of the state of emergency as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato will take measures in accordance with the declaration, such as restaurants and beds in response to requests for shortening business hours. He expressed his intention to provide the same financial support as the target area of the declaration to medical institutions that have increased the number of patients.
Cooperation with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for Smooth Transfer of Pregnant Women 3 Chief Cabinet Secretary of Corona Specialization
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said that the three hospitals in Tokyo will become specialized hospitals for the new coronavirus, and that pregnant women who are required to transfer to another hospital are raising concerns. I showed the idea of cooperating with.
“Maintaining employment of dispatched workers” Requested by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's staffing agency
Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura requested that the organization of the temporary staffing agency strive to maintain the employment of dispatched workers, saying that there is a risk that hiring will increase toward the end of the fiscal year.
State of emergency “Additional target areas depending on the situation” Nishimura, Minister of Economic Revitalization
Given that the area covered by the state of emergency has been expanded to 11 prefectures, the Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura has repeatedly denied expanding the area covered by the declaration nationwide during the closing examination of the House of Councilors Cabinet Committee. On the other hand, he acknowledged that the target area could be further added depending on the situation such as infection.
Mr. Campbell, "Chinese-Japanese", as coordinator of Asian policy for the next administration
In the next administration of Biden in the United States, which will be launched next week, a new high-ranking post will be set up in the White House to oversee Asian policy, and former Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell, who was in charge of Asia-focused policy under the Obama administration, will be appointed. I did.
Declaration of emergency Expanded to 11 prefectures Government refrains from going out unnecessarily during the day
As a countermeasure against the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Suga issued a state of emergency for seven prefectures such as Osaka and Aichi, and the target area was expanded to 11 prefectures. The government wants to curb the spread of the infection by the period of the declaration until February 7, such as demanding that people refrain from going out unnecessarily during the day as well as after 8 pm.
Examination of criminal punishment such as imprisonment and fines for refusing hospitalization recommendation New Corona Countermeasures Government
As a measure against the new coronavirus, the government is considering a plan to revise the Infectious Diseases Control Law and impose criminal penalties such as imprisonment and fines for infected persons who refused hospitalization recommendations. We are going to make adjustments to the details.
Stopping traffic of business people In principle, foreigners are completely restricted from entering the country
As the infection of the new coronavirus continues to spread, the government has stopped the traffic of business people in 11 countries and regions from the 14th, except when there are special circumstances, foreigners in Japan. We have decided to completely restrict entry into the country.