Comment from the Mayor following the announcement of the Governor of Ibaraki (December 12, 2020)
December 15, 2020 10:55 AM ｜ Others
On December 12th, Governor Oigawa held a press conference announcing that the request to refrain from going out unnecessarily and to shorten business hours in Tsukuba City will be lifted on Sunday 13th December.
The governor explained that the request can now be lifted in certain cities since the number of newly positive infected cases has dropped to below 1.5 per ten thousand people in those cities. (It is now 1.1 in Tsukuba.) This is equivalent to Stage 2 in the national index. However, please note that the request has been extended for Tsuchiura City, Tsukubamirai City and Tone Town until December 20 since the numbers in those areas have not decreased.
We would like to thank the residents and business owners in Tsukuba, as it is due to their cooperation that these restrictions can now be relaxed. We still need to act with discretion to be able to finish this year and welcome the start of 2021 safely. Especially during the festive year end season, please continue to take precautions, such as avoiding crowded places, and using take out services in order to avoid the risk of infection.