Joint Message from Tohoku Region and Niigata Prefecture on Preventing the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus（東北・新潟共同メッセージ）
The state of emergency has been extended until May 31.
In order to prevent a second wave of infection and the collapse of the health care system, we continue to strongly request the cooperation of all residents with the following points.
１ Continued Self-restraint From Travel Between Prefectures
Please refrain from non-essential travel between prefectures, within the Tohoku Region/Niigata Prefecture, as well as to Kanto, Kansai and other regions. In addition, please continue to refrain from visiting dine-in restaurants and other establishments located in busy shopping districts.
２ Establishing a New Lifestyle
Please thoroughly implement a new lifestyle to prevent the spread of infection, including avoiding the “three C’s”(closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings), washing hands, wearing masks, practicing social distancing and taking measures to decrease the amount of contact between individuals such as working from home and staggered working hours.
May 8, 2020
Governor of Aomori Prefecture MIMURA Shingo, Governor of Iwate Prefecture TASSO Takuya, Governor of Miyagi Prefecture MURAI Yoshihiro, Governor of Akita Prefecture SATAKE Norihisa, Governor of Yamagata Prefecture YOSHIMURA Mieko, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture UCHIBORI Masao, Governor of Niigata Prefecture HANAZUMI Hideyo, Mayor of Sendai City KOHRI Kazuko, Mayor of Niigata City NAKAHARA Yaichi