Mayor's Comment on Ending "Period of Vigilance to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Ibaraki Prefecture" (April 9, 2021)
April 12, 2021 5:10 PM ｜ Others
Ibaraki Governor Oigawa held a press conference today and announced that he would end the "Vigilance Period to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Ibaraki Prefecture" on April 10 as scheduled. The Governor explained that while the infection is still spreading nationwide, the infection status in the Prefecture is under control to some extent, thanks to the cooperation of the residents. On the other hand, he announced that the Prefectural Government would take additional action such as enhancing the capabilities for COVID-19 testing and measures for preventing infections at restaurants and bars even more thoroughly, acknowledging that there were some concerns where several variant cases had been detected in the Prefecture.
In Ibaraki Prefecture, 38 people were found positive today and in Tsukuba City, there was 1 positive case. The number of cases could go up in the future, so as the Governor mentioned, I would kindly ask residents of Tsukuba City to continue to thoroughly observe preventative measures such as avoiding non-essential travel to and from the specific areas where "Semi-emergency COVID-19 Spread Prevention Measures" are in place, wearing face masks as much as possible and taking thorough preventative measures when dining with other people.
Mayor of Tsukuba City