Japan in the wake on the nationwide state of emergency is to provide some relaxation as news of extension about the state of emergency surfaces in the country.
Japanese Economic Revitalisation Minister, Yasutoshi Nishimura said that if sufficient measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are put in place, then parks, museums, libraries and some other public facilities will be allowed to reopen, even in areas with a relatively high number of infections.
A set of guidelines regarding the resumption of social activities will be released on May 4 after the formal announcement of the extension.
Yasutoshi Nishimura who is in charge of the government’s response to the pandemic said that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will formally decide to extend the state of emergency for about one month. The state of emergency was originally scheduled to end on May 6, the last day of the Golden Week holidays.
Yasutoshi Nishimura added that the planned reopening of public facilities will be allowed in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hokkaido, Fukuoka and eight other prefectures that have been singled out by the government.