Japan will today expand Tokyo and its periphery to seven other regions as the epidemic progresses and increases in infection.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to make this strict declaration of restrictions in the coming hours in the departments of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo (west), Aichi and Gifu (center), Fukuoka (south-west) and Tochigi (east).
In total, eleven regions, including Tokyo and its periphery, will be in a state of emergency. It represents 70 million inhabitants, 56% of the population and 60% of national GDP.
“We want the infection to fall between now and February 7,” when these measures are to end in all affected areas, said Yasutoshi Nishimura, the Japanese minister in charge of fighting Kovid-19.
The restrictions, which are less severe than those imposed last spring (boreal), will prevent bars and restaurants from selling alcoholic beverages at 7 pm and close at 8 pm and officials also advise that the number of civil departures be kept as far as possible Reduce it.
The government is also drafting a law, which will allow fines for those who do not respect health regulations, a restriction that the current law does not contemplate.
So far, Japan has recorded 4,100 deaths. Coronavirus And a total of about 300 thousand cases.