The Computer Entertainment Rating Organization, also known as CERO, has announced a one month temporary closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. This lasts from April 7th to May 6th as a result of a state of emergency declared in Japan. In addition, game releases in Japan are likely to be affected within the next two to three months. Here’s the official announcement from CERO, courtesy of Gematsu:

The government declared state of emergency regarding COVID-19, and the Governor of Tokyo asked people to refrain from going outside until May 6.

Since reviewers visit our office to conduct review, it is not possible for our staff and reviewer to work from home.

For this reason, all operations, including review (including those under review), will be suspended from today until May 6.

All staff will be on standby at home, and the office will be closed during this time. We will announce the resumption of business on our website.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your understanding.

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