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information on corona
Following the lift of the state of emergency declaration on March 21, more and more people are going downtown feeling a sense of freedom, tempted by the spring weather. It has been found out by the monitoring to date that when the infection rate among people in their 20s and 30s increases, that of the entire population also goes up later. We have to be more vigilant as the infection rate of young generation in Kanagawa is already on the rise now. If we fail to fully take basic infection prevention measures, there will be an upsurge in COVID-19 infections again, which might lead to the third issuance of the declaration.
Now, what we should keep in mind is prevention of rebound.
In light of the situation, Kanagawa Prefectural Government decided to designate the weeks until April 21 as the “Period for prevention of rebound” and continue its request for avoiding outings and shortening business hours.
If the situation improves with your cooperation, we would consider early withdrawal of the request. Let me ask you to take thorough measures on eating and drinking occasions, the critical point in infection prevention.
[To prefectural citizens]
[To business operators]
The prefectural government will make an all-out effort to take stronger measures to respond to the spread of the variants, watch patients recuperating at home and improve the prefecture’s medical care system “Kanagawa Model”.
Please keep in mind that we are always exposed to the novel coronavirus. In order to prevent resurgence of infections, I ask you again to keep practicing the basic infection prevention measures of MASK.
M for mask wearing in an appropriate manner
A for alcoholic disinfection
S for screening using acrylic boards, etc
K for keeping social distance and ventilating, plus humidifying in winter time
March 24, 2021
Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture