Comment from the Mayor following the announcement of Ibaraki Prefecture (Sep.8, 2020)
September 9, 2020 2:06 PM ｜ Others
On September 8th, Ibaraki Governor Oigawa announced that the Prefectural Government will lower its COVID-19 response stage to Stage 2, given that many of the indicators to evaluate the situation related to COVID-19 have improved in Ibaraki Prefecture. The Governor has also withdrawn the request to refrain from all non-essential travel to and from Tokyo, and has announced that he will request to continuously implement all necessary measures to prevent further spread.
Meanwhile, the Prefecture has announced that it has completed its intensive examination of restaurants in the Amakubo 1-Chōme area, and it was mentioned at the Governor's Press Conference that Amakubo 1-Chōme area has been ascertained to be safe. 644 people were examined, and although 16 people tested positive, since August 26 there have been no further positive cases related to Amakubo 1-Chōme with the exception of those who suspected to have contracted COVID-19 outside of Ibaraki Prefecture.
At the same time, 2 people tested positive in Tsukuba City today, due to close contact with people who had tested positive for COVID-19 on September 6th. Although the stage has been lowered to Stage 2, please continue to observe basic preventative measures such as maintaining social distance, wearing face masks, washing hands thoroughly and avoiding the 3 Cs (closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact setting).
Mayor of Tsukuba