[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.