The town’s declaration of state of emergency will be extended.

On August 13th, the “average number of new persons who tested positive per week” and the “percentage of people with an unknown route of infection per week” exceeded 5.0 and 50% respectively, those are criteria of the town’s own declaration of state of emergency, so we issued the town’s declaration of state of emergency for the period from August 14th (Sat.) to August 31st (Tue.).

After that, by your cooperation, in the end of August, those number had become lower than the criteria of the town’s own declaration of state of emergency. But, considering the situation in neighboring cities and towns, we decided to extend the town’s declaration of state of emergency until September 12th. 

However, the number of positive cases began to increase in September, and as of September 8th, the “average number of new persons who tested positive per week” was “5.1 persons” and the “percentage of people with an unknown route of infection per week” was “50.0 %”.  In addition, as the infection situation shows no signs of abating, and a large number of cases are continuously confirmed in Tatebayashi Public Health Center Jurisdiction and Ota city every day, we decided to extend the town’s declaration of state of emergency until September 30th. 

The number of positive people per 100,000 population is very high in the prefecture, especially in the neighborhoods. We have been asking you to take thorough measures to prevent infection, but especially since there are consecutive holidays this month, we are asking you once again for refraining from eating in large groups and going out unnecessarily. The town has been providing groceries support for patients who are treated at home, but it is important not to get infected and not to let others get infected, please take infection prevention measure further by reviewing your daily life once again. In addition, as there are people who have been vaccinated but are still infected, please be on your guard and take all possible measures to prevent infection.

Besides, there should be no unfair discrimination, prejudice, or bullying related to COVID-19 infection. Please do not do harassment or slander.

Murayama Toshiaki, The Mayor of Oizumi Town

Reference: Ratio of new positive cases as of August 29th

Area Ratio of new positive cases to population
Oizumi Town About 1 in 70 people

Gunma Prefecture

About 1 in 170 people

Requests based on the declaration of a state of emergency 

Period

August 14th (Sat.) ~ September 30th (Thu.)

Requests based on the declaration of a state of emergency ( Same as emergency measures for Gunma Prefecture) 

The measures are the same as before. Please continue to take thorough measures to prevent infection.

  • Refrain from going out unnecessarily thoroughly and reduce the number of times you go out to less than half of what you used to.
    Visiting to medical facilities, shopping for food, medicines, and other daily necessities, going to work where necessary, exercising or walking outdoors, and other things necessary to maintain life and health are not included.
  • Refrain from going out after 8PM.
  • Refrain from unnecessary and non-urgent travel outside of the prefecture, especially to and from the state of emergency areas.
  • Refrain from using restaurants and etc. that serve alcohol or karaoke.
  • Do not drink in groups on the street or in parks.
  • Parents are asked to take action to protect their children.
  • Please get vaccinated proactively. There are people who have been vaccinated but are still infected. Please be on your guard and take all possible measures to prevent infection.