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Mayor's comment regarding extension of Ibaraki Prefectural state of emergency declared by the Governor (August 27, 2021)

August 31, 2021 9:37 AM | Others

[Provisional translation]




 At a press conference today (August 27), Ibaraki Governor Oigawa announced that he would extend the Prefectural state of emergency until Sunday, September 12. In terms of the reasoning for this decision, he explained that there was no prospect of controlling the spread of infection. During the extended period, the governor urged that residents continue to avoid eating out and use delivery service, residents in their 40s and 50s, especially those who are unvaccinated, to avoid commuting and going out as much as possible, and all commercial facilities to limit their visitors to half of the usual number.

 Regarding schools, based on the Prefecture's policy to hold classes remotely, schools in Tsukuba City will implement online classes until September 12 in principle, as notified earlier.

 As the Governor pointed out, in order to protect the lives of everyone, all residents of the Prefecture need to play their part in preventing the spread of infection. We would like to ask all citizens and business owners to cooperate with these requests, avoid activities that increase the risk of infection and to take all possible measures to prevent infection.



Tatsuo Igarashi
Mayor of Tsukuba

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