The provinces of Hokkaido, Okama, and Hiroshima, where covid-19 cases have increased in Japan, have been included in the state of emergency
As of this morning, the provinces of Hokkaido, Okama, and Hiroshima have also been included in the state of emergency currently in Place in Japan in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hyogo, Osaka, Aichi, and Fukuoka provinces.
Thus, the scope of the state of emergency was extended to 9 states throughout the country. The state of emergency in all regions expires on May 31st.
In the regions where the state of emergency is applied, restaurants and bars are allowed to remain open until 20.00 at the latest, and the sale of alcohol is not allowed.
Places that perform cultural and sporting activities are asked to accept customers up to 50 percent of their capacity.
Businesses that do not comply with the rules can be fined up to 300,000 yen ($2,750).
In the country, the implementation of a quasi-state of emergency in Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Gifu, Mie, Ehime, Okinawa states will last until May 31st.
As of this morning, Gunma, Ishikawa, and Kumamoto provinces were included in the application. In these states, the quasi-state of emergency will end on June 13.
Restaurants and bars are being asked to close earlier as part of the semi-state of emergency. Those who do not comply can be fined up to 200,000 yen ($1,825).
Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, meanwhile, refused a request by the National Union of Governors (NGA) for a nationwide state of emergency.
In Japan, the number of Covid-19 cases rose to 680,242 and the number of deaths due to the virus rose to 11,490.
Across the country, 1,231 people are receiving Covid-19 treatment in intensive care units.