Comment from the Mayor following the announcement of Ibaraki Prefecture (July 31, 2020)
July 31, 2020 9:00 PM ｜ Notifications and Procedures
Today (July 31st), Governor Oigawa announced that Ibaraki prefecture lifted cautioning level of the prefectural measure guideline of COVID-19 from stage 2 to stage 3. The Governor requested as follows;
- Taking infection prevention measures based on the industry-classified guideline and registering "Ibaraki Amabie-chan", a system for preventing spread of infection for businesses owners.
- Using facilities with "Ibaraki Amabie-chan" and registering it whenever you visit there.
- Avoiding the use of facilities without "Ibaraki Amabie-chan" which is the same type of business occurring the infection clusters or in massive events.
- For those who are at high risk of complications due to COVID-19, please be particularly careful about going out. etc.
Also, today a case of a family of four (father, mother and two infants) has tested positive in Tsukuba. Close contact of this family has already been contacted. This family was a close contact with one of the positive case in Tokyo.
Recently, in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, 300 to 400 people are testing positive almost everyday. We request the residents to continue the followings to keep the infection prevention measures; refrain from unnecessary travel to or stay in Tokyo, wash your haves regularly, practice cough etiquette and avoid the three C's (enclosed space, crowded places, close contact). Also use "Ibaraki Amabie-chan" (only available in Japanese).
Mayor of Tsukuba