Japanese technicians restored a source of electricity at the No. 2 reactor of the quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 20, according to Kyodo news.

The plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) plans to restore systems such as those to monitor radiation and other data, light the control room and cool down the reactors.

TEPCO said that pressure in the No. 3 reactor of the power plant has become stable while temperature inside fuel pools of the No. 5 and 6 units is returning to normal.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano, who held a press conference in the afternoon of the day, was cautious about the outlook, saying “there will be teists and turns even if the process to maintain the status quo and to improve the situation goes smoothly.”

He added that on March 21, the Japanese government would decide whether to limit the use and transport of food from areas near the Fukushima plant or not after high radioactive levels were found in spinach and milks from farms near these areas.

Rescue forces have to date saved 26,000 people and are continuing the work with the participation of 120,000 people.

Japanese officials said that relief aid from 13 countries and territories have been conveyed to this country.

By March 20, the 9.0 magnitude earthquake resulting in a 10m-high tsunami claimed over 8,100 lives and left more than 12,200 others missing, according to Japan’s national police agency.

On the same day, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit the northeast of Honshu Island, 119 km far from the capital city of Tokyo./.