Comment from the Mayor following the announcement of Ibaraki Prefecture (January 8, 2021)
January 9, 2021 12:28 PM ｜ Others
On January 8, Governor Oigawa requested that all restaurant businesses in 10 cities and towns in the prefecture, including Tsukuba, are required to voluntarily suspend business from 8:00pm to 5:00am (with alcoholic beverages being served only until 7:00pm) from today to Tuesday, January 12.
Ibaraki Prefecture intends to provide cooperating bars/restaurants the amount of 200,000 yen per business as compensation for the temporary closure if they stay closed for the entire period as requested by the governor.
Today, more than 120 people tested positive in Ibaraki, and this is the second day in a row that we have exceeded the previous daily records. Also 15 people tested positive in Tsukuba.
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. A three-day weekend starts tomorrow, but please continue to observe basic preventative measures such as maintaining social distancing, wearing face masks, washing hands thoroughly, and avoiding the 3 Cs (closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings).
Mayor of Tsukuba