According to Reuters Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a forceful plea to the nation on Friday to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
In a speech he said, “Please avoid going out...Everything depends on the action of each individual.”
Japan also expanded their state of emergency this week.
Abe fears that medical services could fail in rural areas, which is where many elderly people live.
The state of emergency is also aimed at limiting travel, with Japan’s Golden Week holidays coming soon.
Japan’s has over 9,000 coronavirus cases, with 190 deaths.
2,796 cases are in
Tokyo, the nation's hardest-hit.