Aichi and Gifu formalized the request to declare a state of emergency
Governors of Aichi and Gifu prefectures held an online meeting on the afternoon of January 12 and decided to formally request the government to declare a state of emergency.
“We would like to request the government to declare Aichi and Gifu as a set of areas covered by the state of emergency,” said Governor Hideaki Omura of Aichi Prefecture.
In Aichi Prefecture, where the number of new infections hit a record high of 431 on January 7, as of January 11, a record number of 696 people were hospitalized and more than 2,000 patients were being treated at home.
In Gifu Prefecture, a record 105 new cases of infection were confirmed on January 9, and the prefecture has declared a state of emergency.
In response to this situation, the governors of the three Tokai prefectures held an online meeting at 1 p.m. to discuss their responses and decided to formally request the government to declare a state of emergency in Aichi and Gifu prefectures. The current shortened request time and other timelines will be promptly changed to conform to government policy once the declaration is made.
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