Tokyo Governor Urges People To Stay Home

Tokyo governor urges people to stay home

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko has called on residents to refrain from non-essential, non-urgent outings, following the confirmation of 118 new cases of coronavirus infections in the prefecture.

In a comment released on Saturday, Koike added that there is sufficient capacity to treat patients this weekend, and that those with mild or no symptoms will be moved to hotels in accordance with the health ministry's instructions, as she had announced on Friday.

She said people's lives are at stake, and that each resident's behavior helps to prevent the spread of the virus.