Original title: The epidemic situation in Japan’s capital circle is spreading rapidly. Abe plans to issue an emergency statement tomorrow. The
Beijing News (Reporter Chen Qinhan) According to NHK, the new crown virus epidemic is spreading rapidly in cities such as Tokyo, Japan, and the medical system may face collapse. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has begun coordination and plans to issue an emergency declaration on April 7.
According to the News Agency, according to the “Special Measures for New Flu and Other Measures,” the Japanese government plans to issue a declaration of emergency on Tokyo and Osaka. This will be the first time that the declaration will be issued under this law. At the beginning of the epidemic, Japanese Prime Minister Abe worried that the declaration of emergency would have a negative impact on the economy, so he remained cautious. However, on April 5th, there were more than 140 newly diagnosed patients with coronary artery pneumonia in Tokyo. The epidemic tended to expand in the metropolitan area, and an emergency declaration must be issued.
Abe will meet with Minister of Economic Promotion, Nishimura Nakamura, who is in charge of the Special Measures Act, on the afternoon of the 6th, and Chairman of the “Basic Policy Advisory Committee” who provides professional advice to the government, Shigeru Omi, to solicit opinions on the declaration of emergency. The Prime Minister can issue a declaration of emergency only if it is approved by the Advisory Committee and Congress.
According to the “Special Measures for New Influenza Countermeasures” passed by the Japanese Senate on March 13, when the epidemic severely endangered the lives and health of citizens, or spread rapidly throughout the country, and may have a significant impact on the lives and economy of the citizens, Japan The government can issue an “emergency declaration.”
In areas where the “emergency declaration” is issued, the prefectural and county governments can require local residents to reduce their outings unless necessary, and can require schools and crowded public places to be closed. If the government decides to build a temporary medical institution, land, buildings, and medical drugs can be directly requisitioned without the consent of the owner. In addition, in an emergency, the government can also request logistics companies to deliver medicines and medical machines, and instruct traders to sell and store anti-epidemic materials.
The Yomiuri Shimbun report pointed out that Japan issued an emergency declaration, which cannot force the prohibition of railway operations or prohibit residents from going to work. Unlike the blockade measures implemented by other countries, it will not force “closure of cities.”
According to NHK reports, as of 11:00 on April 6, the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Japan increased to 3865 cases, of which 1033 cases of new coronary pneumonia were diagnosed in Tokyo, and the number of new cases in the area reached three figures for two consecutive days. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike told reporters on the 6th that the number of new patients in Tokyo increased on the 5th, and he has made various preparations for entering an emergency.
Beijing News reporter Chen Qinhan