The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at a press conference on 14 may announced that the government decided to lift the state of emergency in 39 of the 47 prefectures strange, reported the newspaper The Japan Times.
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus infection in the seven prefectures of the state of emergency was in force from 7 April, 16 April , the authorities extended it to the entire territory of the country (he had to work until may 31). As reported by the Agency Kyodo News, the restrictive measures were mainly limited to recommendations to refrain from non-essential travel and not to visit bars, clubs, karaoke. The Agency noted that Japan has not imposed a rigid quarantine, as other countries, where there is an outbreak of infection due to local legislation.
Abe said that the number of new patients with coronavirus infection in the country is decreasing, and the number of tests for coronavirus increased. The Prime Minister warned that the situation could deteriorate if the restrictive measures to drop too sharply. He urged residents, even those regions where the cancelled state of emergency, to avoid face-to-face meetings and follow the rules of social distance.
The state of emergency continues to operate in the prefectures of Hokkaido, Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa, Hyogo, Kyoto, Osaka, and also in the Metropolitan area of Tokyo. The abolition of state of emergency in these regions, the government will consider next week.
Abe also stressed that if the speed of propagation of the coronavirus increase, the state of emergency can re-enter, reported the TV channel NHK.
According to data of the Ministry of health of Japan, the country 079 16 confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus, died in 687 people.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. For information, American University, Johns Hopkins, coronavirus in the world infected more of 4.38 million people, RR 298.2 thousand of them died, and 1.56 million recovered.