Last Wednesday Gov. Yuriko Koike called on Tokyo residents to stay inside, work remotely and avoid non-essential movements this coming weekend to avoid the rise in number of the COVID-19 infections.

As of March 27, 2021

Following the rising number of infected cases, Tokyo Olympics was announced as postponed and be held this 2021.

“It’s crucial that we encourage awareness among the people around us, and figure out what we can do together to overcome these circumstances,” Koike said during a news conference Wednesday night.

Wednesday’s announcement urge residents to avoid nonessential travel over the weekend was echoed the following day by Saitama and Kanagawa prefectures. Koike also called on Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa and Yamanashi prefectures to ask their residents to refrain from traveling to Tokyo this weekend.