The mayor comment (May 25, 2020) about basic correspondence policy (prompt resumption, the graded reopening of school education such as facilities) after emergency declaration cancellation
The mayor comment (May 21, 2020) about decision of some cancellation of emergency declaration
The government was decided by cancellation of Kinki 3 prefectures following 39 prefectures that we removed on 14th about "new coronavirus infectious disease emergency declaration" today, and, in 4 capital prefectures of metropolitan area including Kanagawa, cancellation was seen off.
There are 38 people in latest one week, and the number of the new positive people in Yokohama-shi largely in comparison with peak hour decreases. Particularly, as for the new positive person of unknown infection course, it is 0.27 people around ten people per one week, a population of 100,000 people, and infection in the city calms down. In addition, the number of the inpatients with serious case, medium grade symptom in the city is 43, but bed for person of serious case, medium grade symptom that Yokohama-shi finds is 500 beds now. Bed can afford to be enough and maintains the medical offer system stably.
The government decides to judge cancellation of declaration some other time by 25th. We will reopen city school or the citizen's use facility progressively after having taken perfect infectious disease measures as soon as declaration is canceled.
Yokohama-shi will make every possible effort in future to realize recovery of new daily life and economic activities of citizen's all of you as soon as possible.
The mayor comment (May 14, 2020) about decision of some cancellation of emergency declaration
The government was decided by cancellation of "new coronavirus infectious disease emergency declaration" about 39 prefectures including some prefectures of the specific caution metropolis and districts today. Social economic activities will be restarted while carrying out preventive measures against infection thoroughly in the removed prefecture. Although it has slowed down, in 8 metropolis and districts including Kanagawa, as for the force of infection spread, new infected person does not become a target of this cancellation because constant number is still confirmed.
For Yokohama-shi, we will make every possible effort in cooperation with the local government of the prefecture and the prefecture so that it is canceled as soon as possible.
The number of patient outbreak in Yokohama-shi surpassed 100 people in week of April 6, but we change in approximately 75 people per one week and decrease with 45 afterwards in week on May 4. Outbreak of infected person of unknown infection course decreases surely, and it is form steadily, and one one cooperation of citizens appears in particular.
We decide to judge declaration cancellation some other time by 21st, and Yokohama-shi fixes its eyes on cancellation of declaration, and approach to prevent second infection spread with preparations for resumption of city school or use of citizen facility will push forward the government.
Support all of citizen, the companies well and will do so that this difficult situation is got over as soon as possible. I would like understanding and cooperation sequentially.
The mayor comment (May 7, 2020) in Yokohama-shi new model coronavirus task force meeting
About new coronavirus infectious disease, period of emergency declaration based on special measures law was extended by this month 31. For one and a half months, we had cooperation since we had citizen, all of the companies avoid going out self-restraint and "3 is dense" and asked in the end of March. We sincerely offer my gratitude some other time.
Constant effect appears for the cause of your cooperation, decrease in number of the infected people. However, unfortunately the medical care offer system is the still severe situation nationwide without reaching by level that can feel relieved enough.
The number of patient outbreak of Yokohama-shi is 418 cases as of May 6. In discharged from soon, as for 94 people, the person who unfortunately died, it is 24.
After week of April 6 that became peak, number of infections per one week becomes roughly flat in approximately 75 people.
Medium grade symptom and seriously ill person have you hospitalize and think that we can find about the medical system enough. In addition, person whom respirator and ECMO are used for fixes the system which can cope enough about this in about ten people. About health care of undergone medical treatment at home, we push forward approach well.
Patient who is beyond medium grade symptom is 59 people, but the number of the beds which coped than medium grade symptom is not reaching the situation to invite medical care collapse now as there are 500 beds. Citizen's all of you deserve the credit for that. It is not worth feeling of gratitude to have had you cooperate with going out self-restraint during Golden Week in particular. In addition, we came to have a pain in chest and almost cried on seeing figure which healthcare workers made an effort for hard the other day when we inspected clinical practice.
In addition, the number of outbreak gradually decreases by the number of unknown infection course for approximately these past three weeks whereas it is leveling-off state.
It is such situation, but is most important time the most now. Extension of emergency declaration until the end of May thinks that it is necessary for Yokohama-shi.
Thing which carried out about polymerase chain reaction test in institute for health past; shoot, and occupy about two-thirds, and the number of private enterprise inspection increases. Yokohama-shi builds more two inspection equipment of institute for health and, including private inspection, works for inspection expansion well.
As of May 1, as for the number of the positive people per a population of 100,000 people, Yokohama-shi is ten people, and, in Kanagawa, in 11 people, Tokyo, in 32, Osaka, it is 19. In addition, as of April 30, as for the rough death rate per a population of 100,000 people, in Yokohama-shi, in 0.43, Kanagawa, in 0.35, Tokyo, 0.87, Osaka become 0.43, and, in Yokohama-shi, it is number that is lower than Tokyo.
As for the crowd to around main stations in Yokohama-shi, 80% reduction is maintained during these long holidays. We have citizen's all of you, all of the companies work on the infection prevention and self-restraint of non-pivot non-sudden going out, conduct of telework during this period. As hill Park where Rose garden and Yamashita Park, port look like is closed down, I am really sorry, but, as for the situation not to be able to see flower blooming neatly, infection is controlled thanks to citizen's.
In addition, Yokohama-shi extended cancellation, postponement, correspondence of closing about event and use of citizen facilities until the end of May. About city school, we received declaration extension and did period of simultaneous temporary closure of a school until the end of May.
Closure of a school that began in March will pass for about three months including spring vacation. Let alone children, we think that delay, closed how to spend learning and classes, various anxiety including thing of course gather in the home. However, we want to have please all of you understand. In the school, your anxiety of children and protectors would be highly appreciated to be able to soften even a little as we will work on Internet delivery of learning video, security of place to stay, sequentially various support including grasp of health condition well.
It is special Supplementary Income Payment to send 100,000 yen per citizen's all of you one to, but pushes forward preparations with feeling that we want to send at hand as soon as possible.
Person having my number card becomes available for online application in family nurturer other than mail application for application method. About this online application, Yokohama-shi starts receptionist at 0:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12. Transfer start for online application anticipates the end of May.
In addition, to person who does not have my number card, it is entry, mail application to have you send back on application to send by mail from Yokohama-shi. We plan to begin shipment of the end of May if possible and, about mail application, are pushing forward preparations now. We will tell on Yokohama-shi websites as soon as the details including schedule are decided.
In addition, we put thought to support citizen, company, healthcare workers with every effort, and Yokohama-shi gathered supplementary budget that became the largest as "new model coronavirus infectious disease living, economic measure" the past the other day.
All of the companies thinks that there is anxiety very much while convergence of infection spread is not in sight. Yokohama-shi founded new financing menu to have, at first, all of the medium and small-sized businesses which occupied 99.5% stabilize fund raising among the city companies.
Specifically, we found new financing menu "Yokohama-shi new model coronavirus infectious disease correspondence fund" of limit 30 million yen for 60 months for no interest, nothing security, period of deferment for three years.
When we exceeded limit 30 million yen, Yokohama-shi supported guarantee charges in full and offered menu which low interest loan could receive.
We have these menus conjugate to the maximum and want to have you survive this difficult situation somehow.
The very severe situation continues, but Yokohama-shi looks after life and living of citizen's all of you with every effort. And we let we cooperate, and situation converge and want to regain daily life early on 1st.
The government says that they may cancel declaration without waiting for the end of May depending on the situation to hear expertise some other time on around Thursday on Thursday, May 14 and 21st. Yokohama-shi is appointed currently in area of the specific caution metropolis and districts, but wants to turn economy. We want to get over this one month together.
The mayor comment (May 4, 2020) about period extension of emergency declaration
The government decided policy to extend "new coronavirus emergency declaration" targeting at the whole country until Sunday, May 31 today. Nationwide infection spread does not converge and thinks that it is unavoidable measures because the medical offer system is the still severe situation.
Yokohama-shi extends closing such as cancellation, postponement and use of citizen facilities such as events that Yokohama-shi hosts commencing with simultaneous temporary closure of a school of city school with extension during period of emergency declaration.
Particularly, we repeated exchange of opinions about change of the superintendent of education and the situation and future correspondence during this period, but we received extension during period of the government and, about simultaneous temporary closure of a school of city school, decided to extend measures of closure of a school as City of Yokohama, Board of Education Secretariat in simultaneous temporariness until Sunday, May 31.
Inconvenient life that protectors cannot go to school including elementary school studenｔ student sequentially will continue. We feel hard as me when we think students learning big anxiety with children and examination that we looked forward to to become first grader newly, and to enjoy school life near at hand to be. I want to receive understanding from the situation of the present time by all means.
As Yokohama-shi, we secure improvement of teachability and healthy life well and concentrate all energy on improving the current situation. We make use of the past results and, in Board of Education, strengthen about Internet delivery of learning video to home even more and push forward security of learning opportunity. About urgent acceptance and opening of school grounds, we expand more and continue opportunity to promote healthy life and development and will take maximum measures. We will support children in the whole city with Board of Education as well as the school spot.
Yokohama-shi gathered supplementary budget of record-high 574.3 billion yen as "new coronavirus infectious disease living, economic measure". We will expand measures depending on the situation in future and will make every possible effort for protecting citizens who are engaged in all of the companies, medical care, everyone.
Each person's action of Yokohama citizen, everyone, is connected in protecting society protecting important person following command. We want to get over this difficulty together. I would like understanding and cooperation sequentially.
The mayor comment (April 28, 2020) in Yokohama-shi new model coronavirus task force meeting
In Yokohama-shi, situation and medical collapse to be said to be overshot are not occurring now.
This is gift of understanding of citizen's all of you, all of the companies, healthcare workers and cooperation. We offer my gratitude some other time.
In Chiba, Saitama, Tokyo, 7 prefectures including Kanagawa occupying about 70% of infected people of the whole country, tendency that increase of the number of the infected people has slowed down a little is seen. However, infection still spreads and is the unpredictable situation now.
All of the companies lives a citizen's life in big anxiety every day while we cannot foresee convergence of infection spread, everyone.
Yokohama-shi compiled supplementary budget to amount to 769.4 billion yen on record-high 574.3 billion yen, business scale.
"We protect medical care with citizen"
"We keep living of 3.75 million citizens"
"We keep vitality of Yokohama"
We push forward approach at these three pillars.
Yokohama-shi will take necessary measure about new coronavirus infectious disease in future. In addition, to cope with cases that natural disaster produced appropriately, including inflection of formation and discretionary reserve of additional revised budget cope flexibly.
With this severe situation, all of headquarters further shows the leadership and wants to have you review process and business technique of work radically.
We reduce at appropriate time and revise and allot expense to become the execution disuse by review for correspondence of future new model coronavirus infectious disease measures and decrease in income of city tax income.
Emergency declaration extends or city school releases based on notice from Kanagawa, and either case stops resumption of instructional activity on Friday on Thursday, May 7, 8th. We carry out urgent acceptance, school grounds opening as before. We begin simultaneous closure of a school from Tuesday, March 3, and two months are going to pass. We think that elementary school studenｔ, student and protectors come with very uneasy feeling, but understanding and cooperation, please.
About kids club, After-School Care Program Clubs, nursery school, we continue current correspondence under emergency declaration after school until Sunday on 10th from Thursday, May 7.
In addition, about cancellation, postponement, closing such as use of event, meeting and citizen facilities whom Yokohama-shi hosts, we extend until Sunday, May 31.
I apologize for the inconvenience, but, to citizen's all of you, I would like understanding some other time.
We had you report the on-site actual situation today from ward.
As the staff has fatigue and coming at the same time while such situation is prolonged, we want to ask for mental care.
Finally to citizen's all of you please.
We reach long holidays, and unfortunately infection still spreads. It has not led to 80% reduction yet at contact opportunity with people either.
It is important time when we cooperate with prevention of infection spread now.
Your each person's action is connected in protecting society protecting important person following command.
We would like some other time. Please refrain from non-pivot non-sudden going out. When going out is done by all means, we want to have you take action to avoid "sealing" with high infection risk "crowd" "closeness".
And we repeat enforcement of "brisk hand-washing" "cough etiquette" and would like.
We are consulted from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and "infectious disease call center" posts "returnee, contact consultation center" during long holidays.
As Yokohama-shi looks after life and living of citizen's all of you with every effort, let's go through this difficulty together.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The mayor comment (April 15, 2020) in Yokohama-shi new model coronavirus task force meeting
On 11st, as for the total number of infected person in the city, infection of 36 people who became the most was confirmed in 181 people, April as of yesterday until now. Infection enlarges the number of the one-week patient outbreak from April 6 to 12th at 106 personality of 2.6 times in week before, great speed.
Yokohama-shi built more lines of "returnee, contact consultation center" in 10 lines from 6 lines from yesterday to dissolve your anxiety even a little. In addition, we build more "new coronavirus infectious disease call centers" in 20 lines from 10 lines from Friday on 17th.
After the emergency declaration, the number of consultation increases in particular, and state that becomes hard to be connected continues and causes at all inconvenience. We want to have call center to build more by all means talk with citizen's all of you having anxiety, all of the companies.
Yokohama-shi operates "infectious disease, medical adjustment headquarters Y-CERT" (waisato) in earnest from 9th to prevent "medical collapse" somehow or other.
The number of the infected people of Yokohama-shi as of April 14 is 181 people. Person of medium grade symptom becomes seven people from seriously ill person one, person 11 people, slight illness of medium grade symptom from seriously ill person four people, medium grade symptom soon. As bed that accepted such serious cases, patients with medium grade symptom, Yokohama-shi found about 500 beds by cooperation of medical institution in the city including municipal hospital, Yokohama city minato Red Cross Hospital, City University Hospital, City University center Hospital.
In addition, as accommodation medical treatment facility accepting no symptom and mild patient, we utilize APA Hotel & resort Yokohama bay tower and the existing municipal hospital after move. We push forward securing of newer facility and will work on realization of "Kanagawa model" not to cause medical collapse as Yokohama-shi in future.
Request of closure is done to all of the companies by procession of emergency declaration. It is necessary to support all of the companies as Yokohama-shi, and to do now.
In addition, thing, that which do not gain infected person and people passing away are connected for early recovery after infection spread of coronavirus converged.
We want to tell citizen's all of you some other time.
At first, it is to have you refrain from non-pivot non-sudden going out. When going out is done by all means, please take action to avoid place where "sealing" with high infection risk "crowd" "closeness" is piled up. And we repeat enforcement of "brisk hand-washing" "cough etiquette" and would like.
Public utilities such as water supply business, the sewer business, collection, municipal subway or bus transit of garbage continues well.
In addition, going out to purchase daily necessities is not limited. You have you stop stock more than required, and please take a calm action.
As you place message video from me and associated information on homepage of Yokohama-shi, you want to see that.
The mayor comment (April 10, 2020) about closure request for prevention of new coronavirus infection spread
Policy that Governor of Kuroiwa Kanagawa requested company for closure in standard same as Tokyo for prevention of infection spread of new coronavirus was shown. In addition, about compensation to company, intention that we examined with a view of inflection of temporary grant from country was shown.
Postponement of moment will approve of judgment of Governor this Kuroiwa in the current very severe situation that is not permitted totally, too.
You should work on compensation with set and fix our eyes after the convergence, and what we support companies now and do is originally important at all to closure request.
The results of Yokohama-shi original system financing for all of the medium and small-sized businesses are already exceeding 30 billion yen now.
Based on urgent economic measure of country, we will devise revised budget early in future. We will work on support of all of the companies facing difficulties with every effort.
The mayor comment (April 7, 2020) in Yokohama-shi new model coronavirus task force meeting
"Emergency declaration" to assume 7 prefectures including Yokohama-shi prediction areas some time ago was delivered by Prime Minister Abe.
Healthcare workers save life of citizen's all of you every day in clinical practice, and they engage regardless of the night and day. We sincerely offer my gratitude. It is "medical collapse" to be felt uneasy about most now. It means that very critical stage began that "emergency declaration" is delivered.
We try procession of emergency declaration for the first time and think that most of citizen's all of you feel big anxiety for this situation.
We snuggle up to citizen's all of you, and Yokohama-shi promises that we look after life and life in the front line some other time simply because it is such situation.
In cooperation with country and the prefecture, private medical institution, we prevent medical collapse by any means and, also, it is city hall bullet so that influence to give to life of citizen's and economic activities of companies is minimized and will get over by all means this critical situation. As for citizen's all of you, all of the companies, don't worry.
We build the system which can cope quickly to receive "emergency declaration", and to be enriched, and to strengthen disaster headquarters for Yokohama-shi, and to have security, relief live for citizens to companies.
At first, we set up "infectious disease, the medical adjustment headquarters" to prevent "medical collapse" by infection spread. Then, we install "public information news team" so that correct information contributes to citizen's all of you quickly.
And we install "the staff support adjustment team" to cope for prevention of infection spread stably for long term and we raise all agencies and will work.
In addition, we dissolve "mask team" which has already started and reorganize as "supplies team" working including support of supplies which are necessary for accommodation of asymptomatic person and mild infected person, security of hazmat suit. In addition, we strengthen call center function to accept consultation of citizen's all of you precisely, and to dissolve anxiety.
We give all power of Yokohama City Hall and will work on new coronavirus measures.
We let approach further accelerate to secure bed for expansion of the number of the future infected people about the medical system of Yokohama-shi.
We have cooperation on each hospital in city and, as bed to accept positive patient needing hospitalization, push forward about 500 beds of preparations. We assume acceptance of about 200 no symptoms and mild patients and will utilize the existing municipal hospital after move as accommodation medical treatment facility in future.
For realization of "Kanagawa model" securing acceptance of patients with medium grade symptom, we will work together as Yokohama-shi.
In addition, use of citizen facility does with closing until Wednesday, May 6.
Similarly, about events of Yokohama-shi sponsorship, we assume cancellation or postponement sequentially until Wednesday, May 6. Very I apologize for the inconvenience, but, to citizen's all of you, we would like understanding and cooperation for prevention of infection spread some other time.
We receive emergency declaration and we intend to extend closure of a school period of city school and examine instructional activity in the Board of Education. For me, we think that it is unavoidable.
Attention please citizen's all of you some other time.
Emergency declaration was announced, but we support steadily and come about life and operation of citizen's all of you. Based on economic measure of record high scale 108 trillion yen that country performs, we devise revised budget early and will work on support of medium and small-sized businesses facing difficulties, small scale companies with every effort.
Public utilities such as water supply business, the sewer business, collection, municipal subway or bus transit of garbage continues well.
In addition, going out or going to hospital to purchase daily necessities including food and pharmaceutical products are not limited. We have you judge calmly and ask you to refrain from stock more than required.
Non-pivot non-sudden going out and "sealing" "crowd" "is close", and please avoid high place of infection risk that these 3 conditions occur at the same time at the same time.
And we repeat enforcement of "brisk hand-washing" "cough etiquette" and would like.
Development of therapeutic drug and vaccine still takes time. This one month becomes forked road to suppress current critical situation. We follow command and protect family, and action of each everybody is connected in following society.
In citizen's all of you, all of the companies, I would like cooperation some other time.
The mayor comment (April 3, 2020) in Yokohama-shi new model coronavirus task force meeting
It is the unpredictable situation that infection of new coronavirus spreads nationwide, and explosive infection spread happens when in Yokohama-shi, or it is not revealed.
Infected people increase intermittently. As for the number of patient outbreak in the city, 39 cases, ten people of them had been already discharged from by today, but the most and nine infection that it was were confirmed newly in a day yesterday. It was confirmed that one person of those was resident who worked in Yokohama Municipal Citizen's Hospital which was infectious disease-designated medical institution. We have worry, but we carry out preventive measures against infection thoroughly and direct citizen's all of you to try for maintenance of medical treatment function.
In Tokyo, it is infected 97 people only yesterday, and infected people increase rapidly. You say that Governor Koike faced "infection explosion crisis".
Three area classification to express the local infection situation by seminar of country was shown the other day. ①It is three of infection spread caution area ② confirmed infection area ③ infection unconfirmed area. Judging from the outbreak situation of infected person, Yokohama-shi thinks that it may be said at present with "confirmed infection area". However, citizen's about 430,000 people becoming greatest go to work in Tokyo's 23 wards in metropolitan area and are commuted, and Yokohama-shi at position receiving influence of Tokyo directly will work for consciousness to be "infection spread caution area".
We attended at "urgent video conferencing by nine capital prefecture city leaders" in person the day before yesterday and, between each chief, shared a strong sense of crisis for situation of Tokyo and, toward prevention of infection spread, confirmed reinforcement of cooperation including the medical care system. And we gave joint urgent message which called for the night and self-restraint of non-pivot non-sudden going out.
In addition, about young people whom it has been said to that it is not aggravated until now, case different from conventional infection example comes out. Infection examples such as examples that 13-year-old boy is infected though there is not chronic disease, and 7-month-old baby/infant died in example and United States passed away are reported in the U.K.
Closure of school is prolonged, too and worries about influence on children very much. However, based on voice of anxiety from and school of infection in Tokyo and Kanagawa greatly spreading and protector, we will postpone simultaneous temporary closure of all city schools including elementary and junior high school until Monday, April 20. Urgent acceptance at school, opening of school grounds will continue in total. About learning security of elementary school studenｔ student during simultaneous temporary closure, we will provide opportunity of learning with video. We ascertain the situation, and Board of Education will judge instructional activity after Tuesday, April 21 some other time. To protectors, people concerned with school, I would like understanding, cooperation sequentially.
As a general rule, about use of citizen facility, we do with closing until Wednesday, May 6. Similarly, we will restrain ourselves from events of Yokohama-shi sponsorship sequentially until Wednesday, May 6.
It is necessary to work to the maximum not to cause explosive infection spread while the number of the infected people increases. Particularly, Golden Week is period very with high risk of infection spread.
Very I apologize for the inconvenience, but, to citizen's all of you, we would like understanding and cooperation for prevention of infection spread some other time.
In addition, by prolongation of tendency to self-restraint for overall life, restaurant and retail business, mall come under a big influence, too. We will work on support to all of such companies.
In management consultation counter, they are consulted about 2,218 as of April 1, and the financing results amount to 797 cases, about 26.94 billion yen especially as of the end of March.
We reduce credit guarantee charges that all of the medium and small-sized businesses bears in the financing to look after life of citizen's all of you, all of the companies, and the foundation expands support menu. We want to have country take necessary measures in future. As Yokohama-shi, we will support all of the companies with every effort.
Metropolitan area including Yokohama-shi is the situation of one step this side of explosive infection spread. Influence that the local medical offer system receives is extremely serious once if explosive infection spread is generated. Policy that Labor Minister Atsuo Kato let no symptom of new coronavirus and mild infected person undergo medical treatment at home and the accommodations in area where infected people increased rapidly today was shown.
In Yokohama-shi, patients with medium grade symptom that recovered from serious case remained in infectious disease specialty bed at the time of acceptance of "diamond Princess issue", and there was example that securing of bed of serious case patient who occurred afterwards became difficult. As a result of having performed careful bed adjustment, we make use of experience that we were able to survive and cooperate with country and the prefecture, private medical institution closely, and medical care will make power on this occasion so that it is not collapsed.
It is crucial moment the most now in front in very severe situation that we have not experienced in the past. We nominate all agencies for the last stronghold looking after relief, security of citizen's all of you and concentrate wisdom and will get over this critical situation.
And cooperation of citizen's, companies is necessary to open up this difficult situation above all. We ask for thorough basic prophylaxis such as "brisk hand-washing" "cough etiquette" once again. And please avoid "sealing" with high infection risk "crowd" place to have "it is close" and coming at the same time at the same time. It lasts to wait about night going out, non-pivot non-sudden going out particularly going out of the weekend toward all generations, and cooperation, please.
The mayor comment (March 30, 2020) in Yokohama-shi new model coronavirus task force meeting
Yokohama-shi asked citizen's late last week to have you refrain from night going out, non-pivot non-sudden going out to prevent explosive infection spread of new coronavirus. At first, we offer my gratitude for understanding of citizen's all of you and cooperation. Thank you very much.
And explosive increase of the number of patients including outbreak of cluster is not seen by effort of people concerned including medical institution at present in Yokohama-shi. However, these Friday, Saturday and Sunday and infection of 11 people in total were confirmed. We turn into the unpredictable situation, and there are none.
In Tokyo, increase of infected person continues, and chief of each local government of metropolitan area cooperates and calls for self-restraint of going out.
When infected people increase, we possess and are pushing forward approach for maintenance, securing of community medicine system now.
In Yokohama-shi, in the case of acceptance of Cruise ship, securing of bed of serious case patient who as patient of medium grade symptom that recovered remained in infectious disease specialty bed from seriously ill person, occurred afterwards has become difficult. Infectious disease correspondence is possible, and seriously ill patient gives priority to correspondence at hospital which can cope with high level medical care including municipal hospital, and medium grade symptom patient adjusts with acceptance Hospital that new influenza sets of measures action plan.
Myself participated on Friday on 27th and discussed in chief and medical association in the prefecture, association of hospital and had suggestion of "Kanagawa model" to find acceptance ahead of medium grade symptom patient from Kanagawa last week. As Yokohama-shi, the prefecture takes the leadership and we are very thankful and we are stouthearted and think. We pay off that we can do it as Yokohama-shi immediately and may go ahead together.
Maintenance must find the system which can provide appropriate medical care in that treatment including seriously ill person is necessary in future without neglecting effort to prevent explosive infection spread.
In addition, on temporary closure of school, we had serious difficulty from protectors including correspondence of conduct and school grounds opening of urgent acceptance and teachers of school, people concerned of after school business. We offer my gratitude for cooperation.
Temporary closure of school lasted for three weeks until Tuesday on 24th from Tuesday, March 3. When influence on education side on elementary school studenｔ student may become big the other day, we worry very much.
Support school does shortened school hours on having carried out time difference attending school with shortened school hours of degree in particular in half day, and, about instructional activity, shortened school hours of half day degree, high school, attachment junior high school will reopen about elementary and junior high school, compulsory education school from Wednesday, April 8 to Thursday, April 30. In resumption, gargle, hand-washing of elementary school studenｔ student, bad sealing space of ventilation that is 3 high conditions of infection risk again, place where many people crowd, conversation and utterance in short distance avoid performed place, and please carry out measures for prevention of infection spread surely. We may perform simultaneous temporary closure in future when infection spreads in the city. About instructional activity after May 1, Board of Education will determine some other time.
We make every possible effort to support postponement of payment, citizen's water rate, sewerage system usage fee and city taxes including support to medium and small-sized businesses by the foundation, expansion of new financing menu, companies as Yokohama-shi. Based on contents of economic measure of country taken out, we will take necessary measures early by the end of this week as Yokohama-shi.
From start of approaches such as self-restraints, about one month passes. We have metropolitan area including Yokohama-shi in unpredictable serious situation now. It is repeated, but it is very important to have we reach each one, and basic prophylaxis such as "brisk hand-washing" "cough etiquette" act.
And "conversation and utterance in short distance are carried out", and which "people crowd" would appreciate your avoiding high place of infection risk that these 3 conditions are piled up at the same time "sealing space that ventilation has bad". Cooperation, please sequentially to have you refrain from night going out, non-pivot non-sudden going out in total.
Cooperation of citizen's all of you, all of the companies is essential to continue the current approach. We explain carefully, and each ward station cooperates and will work on new coronavirus measures.
The mayor comment (March 26, 2020) in Yokohama-shi new model coronavirus task force meeting
About new coronavirus infectious disease, the situation changes every day, and we always ascertain the latest situation, and it is necessary to take precise measures.
As for the infection situation in Yokohama-shi, infection of 15 people is confirmed until now, and five people of them have been already discharged from.
It is the same as point in time of measures meeting of 23rd, and explosive increase of the number of patients including outbreak of cluster is not seen by effort of people concerned including understanding of citizen's all of you and cooperation and medical institution in Yokohama-shi.
While it is said, "we hold" about the domestic infection situation by seminar of country of last week, "we do not leave for convergence definitely", and the number of the new infected people except Hokkaido says, "we increase gradually around urban area" particularly. In addition, we warn that we may have explosive patient rapid increase such as Europe and America namely "overshot" when we do not continue effort so that outbreaks are not caused in metropolises.
In Tokyo, this week begins, and infection of 41 is confirmed 17, yesterday on 16 people, 24th on 23rd, and Governor Koike opens emergency interview and invites serious situation when it may be to capital blockade. About 430,000 people a day go to work in Tokyo's 23 wards from Yokohama-shi and are commuted. In this way, Yokohama-shi with much movement of person with Tokyo is in the unpredictable situation, too.
Based on such situation, we continue closing of use of citizen facility for Yokohama-shi until April 12. Similarly, about events hosted by city, we will restrain ourselves sequentially until April 12.
I apologize to citizen's all of you for the inconvenience very much, and economical influence spreads, too. As we will work on postponement of the tax payment or support of all of the medium and small-sized businesses, we would like understanding and cooperation to prevention of infection spread some other time.
We ascertain the latest situation and will judge resumption in future. We examine measures to evade that we have 3 high-risk conditions (bad sealing space of ventilation, many people crowd, conversation and utterance in short distance) and coming at the same time at the same time so that the opening is reached anytime and push forward preparations steadily.
In addition, about closure of school, Board of Education examines various scenarios and will judge on March 30.
Because maintenance finds the system which can provide appropriate treatment, it cooperates with the prefecture thickly and, about the medical system in the city, pushes forward examination in seriously ill people where treatment is necessary.
Also, infected person who returned home from foreign countries where many cities are blockaded as recent tendency and infected people that the source of infection is not identified increasing, meeting, young various places where symptom does not appear even if we infect have time when young people going to Tokyo for entrance to school, entering a company from the whole country increase pointed out by fear to scatter virus on lack of self-consciousness.
We talked with Governor of Kuroiwa Kanagawa and confirmed what the municipalities in Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, the prefecture cooperated based on the situation that continued making the best effort because Tokyo evaded capital blockade all in one body and worked on.
We ask as Yokohama-shi that to avoid place where 3 conditions that is at increased risk of are piled up because a lot of traffic with Tokyo prevents explosive increase of infection, and Yokohama citizens hang particularly this weekend and have night going out, non-pivot non-sudden going out wait.
About the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Paralympics, we receive judgment called postponement of around one year and, as the competition holding local government, adjust carefully more than before with related organizations including meeting Organizing Committee and push forward preparations.
With giving first priority to security, relief of citizen's all of you, all of the companies, we go over fence between stations and we raise all agencies and will work on new model coronavirus measures in future.
The mayor comment (March 23, 2020) in Yokohama-shi new model coronavirus task force meeting
New influenza of country got revised law of measures special measures law, and Yokohama-shi transferred the system to "Yokohama-shi new model coronavirus task force" which assumed me general manager.
Infection of 15 people is confirmed until now, and, in Yokohama-shi, five people of them have been already discharged from.
Thanks to you, explosive increase of the number of patients including outbreak of cluster is not seen by effort of people concerned including understanding of citizen's all of you and cooperation and medical institution at present in Yokohama-shi.
By seminar of country of March 19, we say, "we gradually reopen from activity that is at low risk of after having taken measures that area where infection is delivered to constant degree evades risk".
As Yokohama-shi, we work on prevention of infection spread and prevention of outbreak of cluster with feeling of strain sequentially. And you must push forward preparations for resumption for activity restraining yourself from now.
By seminar, as for the number of patients that infection course does not know increasing continuously, a sense of crisis that it may be connected is shown in the large-scale fashion with explosive infection spread at the same time. Influence that the local medical offer system receives is extremely serious and must evade situation that life that so-called medical care collapse can save cannot save somehow or other once if such an explosive infection spread is generated. People crowd in possibility that explosive patient rapid increase, so-called overshot produce, and it is said that metropolis having a lot of visitors as city is higher.
For maintenance and securing of medical system in the city, we begin examination of the whole prefectural level in the prefecture and, as Yokohama-shi, cooperate with the prefecture thickly and push forward examination about the system in the city.
We cannot miss calm action based on right information of citizen's each one to follow living and command of citizen's all of you, and to control socioeconomic influence even a little.
It asks repeatedly, but it is important at all to have we reach each one, and basic prophylaxis such as "brisk hand-washing" "cough etiquette" act in controlling speed of infection spread. When we mind your health condition, and there is symptom of fever and a cough, sore throat to citizen's all of you, we are absent from job and school, and infection preventive measures against wearing of mask, please when we never go out with going out near at hand. Which "people crowd" avoids place that is at increased risk of of infection that "conversation and utterance in short distance are carried out", and these 3 conditions are piled up at the same time, and "sealing space that ventilation has bad" wants to ask for action that we warned enough.
All of you of medical personnel sincerely offer my gratitude for having you make an effort in the spot of each including the welfare, health, care, child care support to support life of in thing and citizen's us who continue fighting in the on-site front line following command, and to do.
In the country, example that the staff and the family received groundless discrimination with medical institution which accepted infected person is reported. There is the news that discriminatory notes without grounds to person who returned home spread in SNS from infected person and family, foreigner and foreign country. There must not be such slander slander and discrimination. We are confused by uncertain information, and, not to make any leading to human rights violations, I would like calm correspondence by right information.
There is concern about outbreak of consumers trouble that took advantage of new coronavirus. Enough attention is necessary for suspicious telephone and email, vicious invitation. We guide to citizen's to have you talk to consumer life synthesis center when it is in case and trouble that we thought of questioningly.
Yokohama-shi worked on prevention of infection spread including closing of cancellation and use of citizen facility of event commencing with closure of school in response to request of country so far.
For resumption after April, you must judge based on the situation of future infection spread carefully. We notified each school of entrance ceremony of city school, conduct of the opening ceremony today. You examine various scenarios after April, and please push forward preparations well.
About the reopening of conduct and use of citizen facility of event, we will judge based on the situation of policy, Yokohama-shi and neighborhood city of country immediately. For resumption after April, please push forward examination and preparations for countermeasure that stood on 3 high conditions of infection risk in use of citizen facility so that the opening is reached anytime.
Influence on economy is early, and, from various places of company in the city, sorrowful voice including decrease in sales and lack of operating funds reaches.
As team according to function of task force, we start "living, economic measure team" newly. Problems that you should examine for the time being include approaches to regain bustle of everyday life and town which fixed their eyes on examination of revised budget contents as Yokohama-shi that stood on measures and supplementary budget of ① country, measures to relax influence on ② civic life, the ③ future.
The foundation expands four Yokohama-shi's original new system financing including the total amount furtherance of credit guarantee charges to have established management consultation desk especially, and to reduce burden on all of the companies, and Yokohama-shi supports companies with every effort until now.
For prevention of infection spread and coexistence of society, economic activities, we will push forward examination from multifaceted viewpoint about awakening of individual consumption, medium and small-sized business support, measures to relax influence on civic life including attracting tourist promotion that arrested appropriate timing and economic promotion plan in addition to urgent measures to control infection spread for all agencies led by "living, economic measure team" in future.
By "new coronavirus measures team" comprised of cause of new coronavirus task force, station ward crossing, we plan prevention of infection spread, and influence on civic life and society economic activities will make power minimum. Thank you in advance.
Basic way of thinking (March 17, 2020) of new coronavirus measures in Yokohama-shi
(the beginning remark in mayor press conference (March 17, 2020) about response to ※ new model coronavirus infectious disease)
New coronavirus does not remain now in Asia, including the Americas and Europe infection spreads worldwide. We receive global infection spread and, on March 11, show recognition that WHO is pandemic, and strong measures such as travel limit or declaration of a state of emergency have stolen in each country.
In Japan, tendency to increase still includes the number of the infected people, but opinion, "we do not advance to explosive expansion, and uniformity degree holds" is shown even in seminar by having taken measures all over the country.
On 13rd, measures special measures law revised law was approved, and new influenza was enforced on 14th in March. As we receive this and transferred the system to "Yokohama-shi new model coronavirus task force" which assumes me general manager in Yokohama-shi, we tell about basic way of thinking of measures.
At first, the most important one is, "we prevent expansion of infection in the city and minimize outbreak of person of serious case".
Infection of ten people is confirmed so far in the city, and, in Yokohama-shi, three people of them has been already discharged from. As, on 6th, infected person was confirmed from user of the city gym in March, we assumed 1,406 people eligible people of healthy observation. Healthy observation period until March 15 was expired while having civic company-like cooperation, everyone, but that infection was confirmed newly remains in one. 15 clusters occur in the country, but outbreak of cluster is not confirmed at present in Yokohama-shi.
According to the past data, as for the new coronavirus infectious disease, as for the person aggravated for slight illness in 80% with symptom, it is recovered nearly half of them. On the other hand, that is aggravated of elderly person and underlying disease there being increases. We work well to be able to offer appropriate treatment.
In addition, outbreaks at specific place including live house are confirmed. When "people crowd" from the outbreak situation of such a cluster in "sealing space that ventilation has bad" and do, and three conditions "performed by conversation and utterance in short distance" are piled up at the same time, it is revealed that it is at increased risk of infection.
Consultation about health merges two windows while patients increase in Yokohama-shi, and consultation more than 13,000 is put since establishment so far. We act by to answer question and consultation carefully, reduce anxiety of citizen's all of you even a little.
Event, meeting, the training that city hosts as main approach to prevent infection spread assumes principle postponement or cancellation during until March 31. In addition, except a part including welfare facilities, we are doing with principle closing about facility where citizen's all of you are used during until March 31. Furthermore, we closed all municipal 510 schools as having top priority by health and security of children until March 24. We push forward urgent acceptance such as elementary school studenｔ and response after school of the third grader from first grader in total.
From the viewpoint of infection prevention in facility, we distributed 500,000 pieces of masks which Motoichi stored to elderly person, welfare of persons with disabilities facility or child welfare institutions while mask was short by new coronavirus infectious disease. We work on securing of necessary supplies such as masks sequentially.
In addition, we extend and accept report of transference by mail at ward office, and, like deadline for submission of decision report of income tax that deadline for report of personal municipal tax, prefectural tax accepting until March 16 has been already announced by National Tax Agency, approach that little, is softened pushes forward inconvenience, anxiety of citizen's until April 16.
With prevention of infection spread, it is very important "to minimize impact to society and economy".
In market of all the countries of the world, the stock prices are all slumping now. Consultation "that trouble produces for production activity of company by stagnation of distribution" at first was put for influence on economy due to coronavirus infectious disease, but it is latest and increases self-restraint of event or closing of facility, and consumption activity shrinks and receives serious blow with extensive type of industry including retail business and service industry.
We installed special management consultation counter to receive infection spread of new coronavirus, and to minimize influence on city economy in Yokohama-shi, and city founded menu of system financing originally and supported fund raising. Particularly, consultation about fund raising increased rapidly after March began, and 511 consultation was sent in one week in the second week. At the end of last week, the number of financing increases by 67 cases, financing amount of money with 2.1265 billion yen and soaring. We snuggle up to all of the medium and small-sized businesses sequentially and we support with every effort and come.
About invitation of cruise ship that Yokohama-shi concentrated power on, 50 of 270 times of number of the passenger ship port call schedules of 2020 was canceled. By call at a port of diamond Princess issue, it was unprecedented situation to support to passenger, crew of about 3,700. In cooperation with country and the prefecture, we make use of experience that we made that we can do it in the front line for in the future. We push forward safety measures well and will revive Cruise demand as symbolic approach of economic revival by all means now in future.
Influence of coronavirus infectious disease is very extensive.
Influence on daily livings including family during child care that cannot but stop company by closure of a school of school comes out. As there begins to be concern about point called lack of exercise of children while closure of a school is prolonged, from today to 24th spring vacation ago, we throw school grounds of school open in municipal elementary school and compulsory education school, all 293 of 342 schools.
Furthermore, we expand disseminating information from Yokohama-shi in cooperation with country and the prefecture as we think that person becoming uneasy comes by lack of information.
It lasts to citizen's all of you and carries out prophylaxis of infectious disease including "hand-washing" "cough etiquette" and "good meal of rest, sleep, balance" thoroughly and, also, wants to have you act based on information that country and prefecture, Yokohama-shi send to calmly.
About measures of new coronavirus, we push forward discussion as common problem between ordinance-designated cities. We represented designated city Conference of Mayors and, based on such a discussion, requested Labor Minister Atsuo Kato the other day.
As we examine further urgent countermeasure in country, about financial measures necessary to carry out approach of Yokohama-shi including formation of request and revised budget to country sequentially, we push forward examination.
We reported that beam professor, Takeuchi, professor of Yokohama City University medical department succeeded in the detection of antivirus antibody in interview of the other day, but, about movement of such a new technology development, support positively.
We push forward general approach well while having cooperation of company and citizen's all of you let alone cooperation with country and the prefecture.
The mayor comment (March 9, 2020) for extended prevention of new coronavirus infectious disease
The number of patient outbreak in Yokohama-shi becomes seven people at present, but 1,406 health observation eligible people occur in city Sports Club and are in a situation severe at all last week. We give information immediately as soon as we push forward investigation for infectious disease extended prevention sequentially, and new information becomes clear and will look after relief, security of citizen's. We hope that we have you perform basic prophylaxis such as brisk hand-washing or cough etiquette to citizen's all of you well. When we mind your health condition, and symptoms such as fever or a cough, sore throat come out, we refrain from going out, and action to protect health, please.
The city grades K-12 that we carried out from Tuesday, March 3 repeated Board of Education and discussions about all special support school closure of a school with 510, but decided to continue closure of a school with giving first priority to health, security of elementary school studenｔ student from Saturday, March 14 to Tuesday, March 24.
From the viewpoint of health condition, learning of elementary school studenｔ student or grasp of living condition, we consider security and health of children to the maximum on continuing closure of a school and decide to perform the ceremony of completion on Wednesday, March 25. When we reduce anxiety to leave only child for family and can spend with teachers at school where we go and were able to become, about "emergency acceptance" that we carried out at all schools, we will continue until Wednesday, March 25. It has top priority and adds necessary, more available thing to conduct of urgent acceptance in all schools and has you cope with day service (elderly day care) after school in kids club and After-School Care Program Clubs, after school.
Including elementary school studenｔ student, protectors, we have you cope with many people concerned while run-up is short and, in conduct of this closure of a school, sincerely thank. We would appreciate your understanding, cooperation sequentially.
In addition, about closing of facility of Yokohama-shi using to cancellation, postponement such as events and citizen's all of Yokohama-shi sponsorship, we continue except a part including welfare facilities until principle Tuesday, March 31. We will ask facility managers to follow, and to have you discuss carefully with various places of sponsor about facility of Yokohama-shi loaning to private sponsors.
And put together with emergency countermeasure to be shown by country in a few days so that we minimize influence on Yokohama economy, and anxiety does not get wide to all of the medium and small-sized businesses and support with sense of speed and will do. Yokohama-shi founded support menu of system financing originally since we established management consultation counter in particular on Monday, January 30. Consultation, inquiries about fund raising increase rapidly after March begins with expansion of such a support menu. From today, we secure large meeting room with 100 people of Yokohama media business center to be able to accept certification application smoothly and strengthen authorized window. We snuggle up to all of the medium and small-sized businesses well sequentially and may connect to support.
About closure of a school of school, closing of use of citizen facility, the latest information about new coronavirus infectious disease of Motoichi including support of medium and small-sized business, Yokohama-shi homepage updates "about information about new model coronavirus infectious disease" at any time.
We will make every possible effort in future to protect living of citizen's all of you without neglecting maximum effort toward prevention of infection spread, and to support society economic activities, and to do. In citizen's all of you, all of the companies, I would like cooperation sequentially.
The mayor comment (March 2, 2020) for extended prevention of new coronavirus infectious disease
Yokohama-shi received request of country, and, with giving first priority to health, security of children, grades K-12 in Yokohama-shi decided to close Friday, March 13 from Tuesday, March 3 about all special support school 510 schools tomorrow. Yokohama-shi carries out urgent acceptance such as elementary school studenｔ of third grader from first grader to dissolve anxiety to leaving only child for family and we support well and come.
Event, meeting, the training that Yokohama-shi hosts should be principle, postponement or cancellation during until March 15. Use of citizen facility does with principle closing except a part including welfare facilities, too. In addition, about facility of Yokohama-shi renting to private sponsors, it follows and will ask facility managers with sponsors to discuss carefully.
You must minimize influence on city economy. Yokohama-shi already establishes special consultation desk and carries out support of fund raising. The total amount assistance to credit guarantee charges necessary for financing starts as Yokohama-shi original support menu newly from today, too. We take necessary economic measure with sense of speed as Yokohama-shi to wipe out anxiety of all of the medium and small-sized businesses, and to support well, and to do. To all of the companies, I would like cooperation for promotion such as the acquisition, staggered office hours of vacation of employees for prevention of infection spread in total.
The next 1-2 weeks are extremely important time and must take thorough infection prophylaxis to hold down speed of infection spread of new coronavirus, and to look after health of citizen's all of you. It is crucial moment to prevent infection spread the most now. Citizen's all of you ask you to try for prophylaxis that each one is basic sequentially for prevention of infection spread, too. By wrong information, some paper-products and food produce situation to run low at store. Please take a calm action based on correct information simply because it is such time.
Yokohama-shi wants to get over this critical situation in cooperation with related organizations including the government. We will provide information to citizen's all of you immediately in future. In citizen's all of you, all of the companies, I would like cooperation sequentially.
The mayor comment (February 20, 2020) about cancellation, postponement such as events
During facing before fear of expansion of new coronavirus infectious disease decreasing, a lot of participation was held by Yokohama-shi sponsorship in anticipated event and airtight high venue and decided to do correspondence such as postponement, cancellation with giving first priority to security, relief of citizen's about meetings where many people participated in. About IR (unification type resort) citizen briefing session, we postpone holding of six wards of remainder for the time being.
I would like understanding, cooperation to people concerned including all of you that participation was planned.
About new coronavirus infectious disease, we will cope by the perfect system in future so that citizen's all of you do not become uneasy.
To citizen's all of you, I would like prophylaxis such as brisk hand-washing or cough etiquette sequentially.
The mayor comment (January 31, 2020) about new coronavirus infectious disease
About new coronavirus infectious disease, person-to-person transmission was confirmed in the country, and, on January 30, "emergency in public sanitation that there was concern about globally" was declared in WHO.
As Yokohama-shi, we share the latest information immediately and will cope by the perfect system so that citizen's all of you do not become uneasy.
To citizen's all of you, I would like prophylaxis such as wearing of brisk hand-washing and mask.
Messages from Fumiko Hayashi The Mayor of Yokohama to citizen's all of you
About information about new coronavirus infectious disease