Topics for December 19th & 20th


The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has newly opened a medical facility dedicated for COVID-19 patients. 

This facility will accept patients with moderate or mild symptoms, as well as patients in need of special assistance, including elderly who need nursing care, and foreigners who are unable to speak Japanese or English. 

Located in the former Fuchu Medical Center, this hospital mainly operates for hospitalization. 

The facility will begin operating with 32 beds in 2 wards and plans to expand the capacity to up to 100 beds in 6 wards.







Next, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the  Tokyo Metropolitan Government has asked restaurants and karaoke bars that serve alcoholic beverages in the 23 wards and Tama area to shorten their business hours from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. until Monday, January 11th next year. 

We also ask everyone to refrain from going out when it is unnecessary or non-urgent. 

When going out for shopping, please keep the time short and minimize the group.

If you are feeling sick, elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or live with such people, please refrain from dining out as much as possible. 

Please take every precaution to prevent infection in all situations, at home, and outside by washing hands, wearing masks, disinfecting frequently, and ventilating the room thoroughly.  

We strongly urge everyone of all ages, including the elderly as well as young people to take thorough measures to prevent infection.



買い物等で外出する場合は、人数や時間は最小限に。 体調が悪い方、高齢者や基礎疾患のある方や同居しているご家族の方は会食への参加は極力控えてください。




Finally, the Governor of Tokyo releases weekly reports in English on the latest COVID-19 impact and efforts in Tokyo. 

Please be updated with the "The COVID-19 - Monitoring Report" streamed every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Official YouTube channel.




For the full text of today’s announcements, check the Tokyo Metropolitan Government website. The address is

今日の放送内容については、英語版「東京都ホームページ」をご覧ください。アドレスは です。