Fukui Prefecture’s Fourth State of Emergency Declaration

Fukui Prefecture’s Fourth State of Emergency Declaration

Until August 24th, Food Establishments Requested to Shorten Business Hours Excluding Those Approved

On August 6th, responding to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Fukui Prefecture declared its fourth independent “State of Emergency” until the 24th. Excluding shops that have been approved for safety, the prefecture is requesting food establishments to shorten its business hours up to 8:00 p.m., during the period of August 11th through 24th.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1373171

Fukui Prefecture to Lift Independent State of Emergency by May 13th

Fukui Prefecture to Lift Independent State of Emergency by May 13th

COVID-19, Shift Into “Special Alert” Status

On May 12th, Fukui Prefecture resolved to lift its independent state of emergency, which was issued due to the recent increase in COVID-19 infections, on the 13th, while shifting into a “Special Alert” status from the 14th. The new “Special Alert” status period is to remain until May 28th. Since the 9th, the daily number of new COVID-19 cases been below ten.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1315707

Fukui Prefecture Declares an Independent State of Emergency

Fukui Prefecture Declares an Independent State of Emergency

Responding to Spike in COVID-19 Cases, Until May 13th

On April 22nd, in response to the recent spike in COVID-19 infections, Fukui Prefecture has declared an independent state of emergency, shifting from the “Critical COVID-19 Infection Emergency Alert”, for three weeks, to be effective until May 13th.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1303691

Schedule for the ¥100,000 Allowance, Within Fukui Prefecture

Schedule for the ¥100,000 Allowance, Within Fukui Prefecture

Novel Coronavirus, List of Application and Payment Schedule for Municipalities

On May 11th, bank transfers for the Special Economic Stimulus Fund, which is a national emergency economic measure against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, that grants ¥100,000 to each resident within the country, had begun in 3 cities within Fukui Prefecture: Ono City, Katsuyama City, and Tsuruga City. In addition to Obama City, which began distribution from May 8th, residents within 4 cities of the prefecture have been receiving the funds. In Fukui City, where over 260,000 residents are applicable for the fund, online applications using the Individual Number Card has also begun.

In Ono City, up until the morning of May 7th, online and mail-in applications were processed and paid out through bank transfers to 7,280 individuals across 2,380 households. The second round of payment will take place on the 15th. In Katsuyama City, applications received up to May 6th from 140 households (for 491 individuals) have distributed the funds through bank transfers, with the second round of payments taking place on the 14th for applications received on the 7th and 8th, from 4,048 households (for 12,503 individuals). Tsuruga City has processed and paid out applications for 209 households (for 508 individuals), which were received until the morning of May 7th. The second round of payments are to take place on the 15th.

On May 8th, Obama City distributed the funds to 206 individuals, across 77 households; on the 11th, the city processed bank transfers to 58 individuals across 24 households. On the 12th, bank transfers for 35 individuals across 12 households were processed.

Sabae City will carry out the first round of bank transfers on May 14th, while Echizen City will do so on the 15th.

On May 11th, online applications were accepted across 13 municipalities, including Fukui City, Echizen City, Eiheiji Town, and Takahama Town. 6 municipalities, including Awara City, have been accepting mail-in applications.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1084262

Fukui Prefecture to Extend Request for Business Suspension

Fukui Prefecture to Extend Request for Business Suspension

May 5th, Small-Scale Establishments Requested Until the 10th

On May 5th, in response to the extension of the declaration of a state of emergency by the Japan government, as a measure against the continuous spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Fukui Prefecture has decided to extend the request to suspend business within the prefecture until May 20th, while relatively small-scale businesses, such as cram schools, are to suspend operations until the 10th, in regards to the request already in place for roughly 100 industries until May 6th. Establishments like restaurants will also be requested to reduce or change their business hours until the 10th.

As for residents within Fukui Prefecture, there is a request to refrain from non-essential outings throughout the whole day until May 10th; from the 11th, the request will be eased to only weekday evenings and weekends.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1080842