Japan for a month enters a state of emergency

so far, it is expected that the special situation will last for a month.

Declaration of emergency developed on the basis of a similar document prepared during the previous flu pandemic in 2009, according to Japanese newspaper Mainichi. However, at the time the document was not used.

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the purpose of the imposition of emergency, according to Abe to save the medical system of the country and to reduce human contact with each other. Along with the introduction of emergency officials offered a package of economic aid, including more than 6 trillion yen (about 55 billion dollars) direct payments.

emergency Mode will affect the Tokyo, Osaka, and prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Hyogo and Fukuoka. It is noted that the new regime will not lead to isolation, as was done in many countries. The above governors of prefectures can ask the residents to stay at home and go out only on important matters, such as buying food or visiting the pharmacy. Also, the heads of prefectures may be asked to close schools, kindergartens, cinemas and other public facilities. If the number of patients with coronavirus will increase dramatically, the authorities will have the right to commandeer, including force, land for building temporary medical facilities. Suppliers of products and medicines in the event of deterioration may be forced to sell their products to the authorities on a pre-discussed price, and in case of refusal, the goods will be “procured by force.”

a Number of industries, such as utilities, transport companies, state and Central public broadcaster NHK floorucaut the status of “designated public institutions”. This means that if necessary, it is incumbent on them to deliver the commodities, and information support.

in Japan struggling to avoid the injunction is limited to recommendations and relying on the consciousness of citizens.

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of Course, the introduction of an emergency situation, even in a gentle way, will be a severe blow to the economy. So, the investment Bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. believes that in the case of quarantine in a month in Tokyo may reduce demand by 40 percent, which will reduce the national GDP by 0.7%. However, no one promised it would be easy, and the Prime Minister in March and promised “a long struggle with the coronavirus”.

today in Japan the incidence is low (about 3.9 thousand confirmed cases, 73 people died), however, in Tokyo the disease is spreading faster than in the whole country, there are 1 033 cases, with 83 new cases in the past day.

About the situation in Tokyo after the announcement of the introduction of emergency mode “WP” has learned from living in the Japanese capital of culture expert Yulia Stonogina:

“the Japanese do not differ in a lively discussion of events in the workplace only exchange short remarks on the current topic. In the friendly chat rooms too almuslimani no, mostly well wishes and recommendations how to preserve it. The main phrase these days: “Kaiken but Nai koto” – “This experience has not been”. So, probably not very clear on how to behave and where it will unfold. The introduction of emergency the Japanese are preparing about how to quakenNIJ and its consequences. Today, after news of the possible introduction of emergency was followed by the reaction of those Japanese companies that have not yet transferred employees on udalenku, and there are many. Restrained response: staff suggested to write a statement of partial work at home – for example, a couple days a week. In stores it’s not so bad – there are a lot of fruits and vegetables, a lot of rice in big packs (5-10 kg) and a lot of alcohol in a large container. Food products, vital in emergency situations (rice, dry foods, partially dairy products), prices are reduced to 5-10 percent.”