The impact of COVID-19
( Ref.) State of emergency (April 2020)
The first declaration of a state of emergency in April 2020 was issued and lifted according to the following schedule.
April 7 - : 7 prefectures: Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo, Fukuoka
April 16 ~: Nationwide
～May 14: The state of emergency is lifted in 39 prefectures except for 8 prefectures: Hokkaido, Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo.
～May 21: State of emergency is lifted in the three prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo.
～May 25: The state of emergency is lifted in the three prefectures of the metropolitan area and Hokkaido.