The Tokyo city government has asked its residents not to leave the house between today, Saturday and Wednesday, May 6, to reduce the current rate of spread of the coronavirus at the beginning of the so-called “week of staying at home”. , and this includes the spring break, the “golden week”.
The governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, described this period as “crucial” to achieve the goal set by the Japanese government: to reduce people’s contacts by 80 percent.
According to the government, the amount has decreased in the most central commercial areas, but in remote areas, the population continues to ignore the precautions.
As an incentive, the authorities in the metropolitan shopping streets, whose shops close voluntarily on weekends and public holidays, offer cash grants of up to US $ 37,000.