Tokyo Govt. To Keep Stay - At - Home Request

Tokyo govt. to keep stay-at-home request

The Tokyo metropolitan government plans to continue asking residents to work from home and refrain from nighttime outings on weekdays as much as possible to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The request will remain in place at least until April 12. The Tokyo government has postponed or canceled major events that had been scheduled during this period.

Governor Yuriko Koike made the request last Wednesday. She also urged people to avoid going out this weekend.

Tokyo officials warn that the capital is at a critical juncture in preventing an explosive spread of the virus.