The Council of Ministers has adopted a decision to extend the state of emergency declared in response to the pandemic, which was originally set to expire on 1 August and is now to continue at least until 31 August 2021, the press office of the interim government announced.
Japan's government on Thursday announced a new virus state of emergency stretching throughout the Tokyo Olympics, as reports said organisers could bar fans from almost all events at the Games, news wires reported. "We will impose the state of emergency in Tokyo," PM Yoshihide Suga said at a government meeting on infection measures. The period will be until 22 August.
The Slovakia’s government decided to end the pandemic state of emergency on Saturday night, news wires reported. "We promised that the state of emergency would not last a minute longer than necessary, and we are sticking to that," PM Eduard Heger told a press conference in Bratislava on Friday.
Japan is considering extending a coronavirus spurred state of emergency in the capital, Tokyo, and other major urban areas, sources said on Wednesday, a move that could cast doubt on the planned Summer Olympics.
Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez is standing by his intention to let the state of alarm expire on 9 May even as several regions are calling for it to be extended, El Pais reports. For the past six months, the emergency measure has given the country’s regional governments the power to introduce coronavirus restrictions that limit fundamental rights – such as nighttime curfews and perimetral lockdowns – without facing legal challenges in the courts.
Japan on Monday ended the coronavirus state of emergency that was in place in Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures despite growing concerns about a resurgence of new infections and increasing cases of new strains of the virus, dpa reported.
At an extraordinary meeting of the government today it was decided to extend the term of the emergency epidemic situation in Bulgaria until 30 April. In this regard, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov directed the health minister to prepare an order clearly setting out the deadlines for the gradual easing of measures.
Extending the emergency epidemic situation by three months, effective from 1 February, i.e. until the end of April, proposes Minister of Health Prof Kostadin Angelov. He announced this himself during a hearing in the relevant committee of the National Assembly.
Japan will consider declaring a state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic for Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures with massive spikes in new coronavirus infections, PM Yoshihide Suga told a news conference on Monday.