[COVID-19] Guidelines for Lifting the State of Emergency

May 14, 2020

On April 7, 2020, the government declared a state of emergency in relation to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On May 14, 2020, changes in the infection situation were analyzed and assessed, and a comprehensive decision was made based on the approach described below to change the areas where the-state-of-emergency measures should be taken to Hokkaido, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hyogo*.

* On May 21, the state of emergency was lifted in Kyoto, Osaka, and Hyogo. Afterwards, on May 25, the declaration was lifted nationwide.
The decision is based on comprehensive understanding of:

1) Epidemiological trend;
2) Medical Capacity; and
3) Surveillance System

In addition to above,
 The government emphasizes the readiness to relax the state-of-emergency Measures even in during the planned state of emergency period, should there be enough evidence to suggest the safe lifting of the measures.
 The government values the independent initiatives lead by the governing bodies of the each regions, taking into account the importance of considering risks and involved in across region movement of people.
Guidelines for Lifting the State of Emergency
Responses of Prefectures after the Lifting of the State of Emergency
Guidelines for Lifting the State of Emergency

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