Mayor's Comment on Period of Vigilance to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Ibaraki Prefecture (March 16, 2021)
March 18, 2021 10:15 AM ｜ Others
Ibaraki Governor Oigawa held a press conference today and announced that he would set a "Vigilance Period to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Ibaraki Prefecture". The period will be from March 21 to April 10. The governor requested that during this period, people should not dine in groups larger than four, and these should be people you would usually spend time with. He also requested citizens not to have picnics under cherry blossom trees and to avoid non-essential travel to and from areas under the state of emergency, as well as designated zones where key preventative measures are in place.
In Ibaraki Prefecture, 25 people were found positive today and in Tsukuba City, there were 2 positive cases (of these, one person was confirmed positive following close contact with infected persons). As the Governor mentioned, the opportunities to go out and dine with other people tend to increase around the end and beginning of the fiscal year. We sincerely apologize for the great inconvenience this may cause for our residents. However, please continue to thoroughly observe preventative measures so that we can prevent a fourth wave of COVID-19.
Mayor of Tsukuba City