Mayor's comment regarding tighter prefectural state of emergency by Ibaraki Governor (August 16, 2021)
August 18, 2021 4:00 PM ｜ Others
At a press conference today (August 16), Ibaraki Governor Kazuhiko Oigawa announced his decision to implement a tighter prefectural state of emergency from Monday, August 16 to Tuesday, August 31. The Governor shared his concern that this is a disaster-level situation. During this period, please avoid dining out and use take-out services as much as possible. Also, please avoid nonessential outings and work from home as much as possible, especially if you are in your 40s or 50s and haven't been vaccinated. All businesses have also been asked to limit their visitors to half of the usual number, and all Prefectural-owned facilities will be closed.
Due to the explosion of new positive cases in the prefecture, medical institutions are under extreme pressure, and the prefecture has requested medical institutions to secure the maximum number of hospital beds by postponing urgent hospitalizations and surgeries, which is causing a major impact on the regular medical system.
We would like to ask all citizens and business owners to understand that the situation is so severe that it is affecting regular medical services, and to cooperate with these requests. Again, in order to protect your own lives and the lives of your family members, we ask that you refrain from all activities that increase the risk of infection and that you take all possible measures to prevent infection.
Mayor of Tsukuba