As the coronavirus continues to spread, the governor of Saitama Prefecture has called on people to avoid going to Tokyo for non-essential purposes.
At a press conference on Sunday, Motohiro Ono said he is concerned about a further increase in the number of infections.
Sixty-three more people were confirmed to have been infected in Tokyo on Saturday. Ono called on people to avoid going to Tokyo for non-essential purposes such as visiting entertainment areas.
Ono said he will not ask that people stay at home and not go to work. He encouraged measures such as teleworking and staggered working hours.
He also called on people to avoid poorly ventilated spaces, crowded places and close conversations at short distances.
He also called on people to refrain from dining with more than a few people.