“A message from the mayor" – An urgent request concerning the Novel Coronavirus (January 9th, 2021)
My name is Yoshihisa Miyabara, I am the mayor of Kobayashi City.
We are currently facing a dangerously rapid increase in numbers of infections in the city. The prefectural government has autonomically issued a state of emergency for the whole of Miyazaki. As numbers are rapidly rising, the current situation is considered critical. Especially those suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic diseases, I am asking to be extra careful.
I am sure everyone is facing difficulties and feeling anxious in these uncertain times. The next two weeks will be of utmost importance to overcome this outbreak and I am firmly convinced that implementing counter measures while closely working together as citizens of Kobayashi will help us prevail.
While I am aware that by asking you to stay home and closing down public facilities, the city is causing continuous inconvenience to its citizens, I am asking you to bear with it a little while longer, so we may overcome this crisis.
January 9th, 2021
Yoshihisa Miyabara, Mayor of Kobayashi City
Click here for a video recording of the mayor's message (Japanese only)