Mayor's comment regarding extension of Ibaraki Prefectural state of emergency declared by the governor and national state of emergency (September 9, 2021)
September 10, 2021 4:55 PM ｜ Others
At a press conference today (September 9), Ibaraki Governor Oigawa announced that he would extend the Prefectural state of emergency until Sunday, September 26. During the extended period, the governor urged that residents continue to avoid eating out and use delivery service, and all commercial facilities to limit their visitors to half of the usual number.
In addition, due to the prospect of the national state of emergency being extended,* the Governor also requested that residents continue to avoid non-essential travel and activities that increase the risk of infection, and for bars, restaurants, and large commercial facilities to shorten business hours. Furthermore, he urged bars and restaurants that have not yet stopped offering alcohol and karaoke services to close for the duration of the state of emergency.
*Please note that the official decision was made to extend the national state of emergency at a later date.
As the governor mentioned, although the number of new positive cases is declining, continued vigilance is required regarding hospital beds occupancy, especially critical care beds occupancy. 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 apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our citizens and business owners. However, in order to protect our healthcare system, we would like to ask to please cooperate with these requests, and to take all possible measures to prevent
Mayor of Tsukuba