© Reuters. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan
TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo is urging bars and restaurants to cut opening times. This is the latest restriction to be put in place in Japan after a surge in COVID-19 infections, media reported on Wednesday.
In the Japanese capital, new infections have risen above 500 daily for several days recently, and the number of serious cases hit 51 on Tuesday, the most since the state of emergency was lifted in May.
The city of 14 million people will ask restaurants and bars to close at 10:00 p.m. From this Saturday until December 18, the broadcaster TBS reported.
A government committee in Tokyo will meet later Wednesday to discuss coronavirus measures. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will hold a press conference afterwards, TBS added.
A panel of experts advising the national government will also meet on Wednesday.
Japan suspended its domestic Go To Travel advertising campaign in the cities of Sapporo and Osaka on Tuesday.
The program, which offers discounts on tariffs and hotels and is part of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's efforts to prop up the regional economy, has been criticized for potentially spreading the virus from major cities to the country.
The Tokyo government will also try to stop a separate campaign offering subsidies for travel in the capital, TBS said.
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