Comment from the Mayor following the announcement of Ibaraki Prefecture (November 27, 2020)
November 27, 2020 10:51 PM ｜ Others
Today (November 27), Governor Oigawa made the following request to the people living in eight cities and towns in the prefecture, including Tsukuba and Tsuchiura.
-From tomorrow, November 28 (Saturday) to December 13 (Sunday), please do not go out unless absolutely necessary.
-Voluntary suspension of business from 10:00pm~5:00am for bars/restaurants serving alcoholic beverages, and also to night clubs which provide entertainment, from November 30 (Monday) to December 13 (Sunday).
Ibaraki Prefecture intends to provide cooperating bars/restaurants the amount of 280,000 yen per business as compensation for the temporary closure, provided they stay closed for the entire period as requested by the governor.
In terms of the rationale for including the eight cities and towns in these restrictions, Ibaraki Prefecture explained that the number of new positive cases per 10,000 people is 1.5 or more in these cities and towns, which is equivalent to stage 3 or more in the national index.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to citizens and businesses, but ask for your cooperation in refraining from going out and shortening business hours. 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 settings).
Mayor of Tsukuba