Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike pressed residents Friday to step up social distancing efforts over the next two weeks after previous countermeasures produced unsatisfactory results.

The governor asked residents to especially refrain from traveling or going out during Golden Week, one of the busiest holiday seasons.

“Unfortunately, this year's Golden Week won’t be so golden,” Koike said during a news conference on Friday. “The actions we take now will determine how soon we can return to normal life.”