Comment from the Mayor following the state of emergency declared for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba, and a request from Governor of Ibaraki (January 7, 2021)
January 9, 2021 12:25 PM ｜ Others
On January 7, Japan's government declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and three neighbouring prefectures (Chiba, Saitama and Kanagawa). In Ibaraki Prefecture, Governor Oigawa held a press conference and made a request to the entire Prefecture to refrain from going out for all but the most essential tasks from Thursday, January 7 to Wednesday, January 20.
The number of COVID-19 infected cases is rising and has reached a record high nationwide, as well as in Ibaraki Prefecture as of January 7. Given such a situation, we would like to ask all residents of Tsukuba City to cooperate with the request from Ibaraki Prefecture to refrain from going out unless absolutely necessary. Please also continue to cooperate in measures against the spread of infection by avoiding non-essential travel to and from Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama and Kanagawa, wearing face masks, and registering with "Ibaraki Amabie-chan" which is a COVID-19 tracking system. We are thoroughly grateful for your understanding and cooperation.
Mayor of Tsukuba