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Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide met with cabinet members, including Nişimura Yasutoshi, cabinet member responsible for Kovid-19 measures.
At the press conference he held afterwards, Suga said they would bring the decision to extend the state of emergency in parliament, given the state of the health infrastructure.
According to information from the public broadcaster NHK, based on cabinet sources, the government will extend the state of emergency until the end of September as part of the fight against the epidemic.
As a result, the state of emergency, which is due to expire on Sunday, will be applied in 19 states, including Tokyo, Osaka, Aiçi, Fukuoka and Hokkaido, until September 30.
A state of emergency is currently in force in 21 states. According to the new decision, the state of emergency will be lifted in Miyagi and Okayama provinces.
Prime Minister Suga is expected to officially announce the new decision, following the advice of the government’s Kovid-19 advisory council.
As part of the state of emergency, the sale of alcohol in restaurants and bars is prohibited and these establishments are allowed to remain open until 8:00 p.m.
For crowded programs such as concerts and sports organizations, an audience of half the campus capacity may be accommodated.
In Japan, the number of Kovid-19 cases has risen to 1 million 606,000,436, and the number of deaths from the virus has increased to 16,000,564.
Across the country, 2,211 people are receiving Kovid-19 treatment in intensive care units.
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