Residents of Yokohama,
This is Mayor Hayashi Fumiko.
The priority preventive measures in place for Yokohamahas been extended once again until June 6.
Accordingly, Yokohama will continue to direct public facilities to close by 8 p.m., events to end by 9 p.m., and limit attendance at city-organized events to 5,000.
Last week, Yokohama identified 606 new cases, only a slight decrease compared to the first week of priority measures.
In Kanagawa, as much as 84% of new cases are variants said to be more infectious, so we must remain vigilant.
The city is currently dedicating all resources on COVID-19 vaccinations.
Starting June 6, a new large-scale vaccination venue will begin operations at Yokohama Hammerhead.
Vaccinations will be administered daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and more than 3,000 people per day, and 92,000 in total can get the vaccine there.
Appointments are being taken for those 75 and older since yesterday, and those 65-74 years old can book appointments stating June 3.
Also, starting June 7, mass vaccination sites will be expanded from 19 to 33, and 5 venues will add more stations to further expand the scale of operations.
Going forward, venues will add additional days to increase how many people can get the vaccine there.
Individual vaccinations at local clinics will be administered at nearly 1,300 locations.
We hope to increase the number of cooperating clinics and hospitals to around 1,700 facilities.
We will also make it easier to make appointments.
The appointments call center is adding more lines, for a total of 500 lines to take more appointments.
Personnel from ward administration offices will gladly help residents having trouble booking online.
Enough vaccine has been secured for every elderly resident who wishes to get it, and to ensure they get it by the end of July.
Please make appointments without feeling rushed.
Yokohama is focusing on providing support to residents and businesses in need, especially now.
We have provided support to 55,000 business so far with measures to support daily life and the economy.
Now, restaurants that used the loan system for the new fee guarantee subsidy in May will receive one-time payments of 30,000 yen to help their cash flows.
Child-rearing households facing financial trouble will be provided with 50,000 yen for each child.
In addition, nurses will make regular visits to facilities caring for people with disabilities and the elderly to support their infection prevention measures.
We will also provide support to facilities accepting patients who have completed medical treatment.
In countries where vaccinations are progressing, infections have dropped significantly, and the outbreak has subsided.
The most effective ways to curb the spread are for everyone to observe basic preventive measures and vaccinations.
Yokohama will dedicate all efforts to help limit the spread of further infections.
Let’s take it together by following preventive measures.