Kyoto Prefecture and Kyoto City in western Japan have decided to ask the central government to put the prefecture under a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic.
Kyoto Governor Nishiwaki Takatoshi and Kyoto City Mayor Kadokawa Daisaku made the announcement at a news conference on Friday morning.
Kyoto Prefecture and Kyoto City in western Japan are to ask the central government to put the prefecture under a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic.
Kyoto Governor Nishiwaki Takatoshi and Kyoto City Mayor Kadokawa Daisaku are set to announce their request at a news conference on Friday morning.
Kyoto University Hospital in western Japan says it ordered 116 staff members to isolate themselves at home because they dined out or traveled, despite instructions not to do so.
The hospital says at least 44 doctors, 57 trainee doctors, and 15 others were found to have behaved contrary to the hospital's instructions. The staff members were ordered to avoid dining out or drinking alcohol with others, and also to refrain from traveling.
An ancient Shinto shrine in Kyoto City, western Japan, offered a prayer to its deity on Tuesday, hoping for an end to the new coronavirus outbreak.
Kamigamo Shrine is recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The shrine holds a ritual every year on March 3, the day of the dolls' festival, to pray for health and drive away evil.
The suspect of the deadly arson attack at the Kyoto Animation studio in July has reportedly told investigators that he targeted a particular studio to cause the maximum amount of injuries.
Shinji Aoba set fire to the studio in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, leaving 36 employees dead and 33 others injured.
NHK has learned that police have begun a bedside interrogation of the suspect in a deadly arson attack that claimed the lives of dozens of people and left the suspect hospitalized with burns to his entire body.
Investigative sources say Shinji Aoba has recovered enough to answer questions about the July fire at Kyoto Animation studio.