A state of emergency because of the epidemic of the coronavirus introduced throughout Japan. This April 16 reported by the Japanese edition of NHK.
The decision was taken due to the continuing spread of the infection outside of the seven prefectures, where the state of emergency in force since April 7. According to the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, the authorities hope that the emergency will help to reduce the contact of citizens “by at least 70%, and if possible – 80%.” He urged residents to eliminate unnecessary trips and large celebrations.
If the further spread of the coronavirus can be contained, the emergency mode will be cancelled from may 7.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the world exceeded 2.08 million, more than 525 thousand was recovered, 138 487 died.
In Japan, about 8.6 thousand confirmed cases of infection, died 178 people.