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The Current Situation in Tokyo

26 Apr 2021 NEWS

In order to ramp up current restrictions to contain a surge in the coronavirus cases, the government of Japan has put Tokyo under a state of emergency effective from April 25 until May 11.

The stricter restrictions include the temporary closure of major commercial facilities such as amusement parks, movie theaters, department stores, and shopping malls, except for floor space selling daily necessities. The government requested restaurants and bars serving alcohol or provide karaoke services to close. Dining facilities stopping serving alcohol may remain open until 8 p.m.
Events are to be held without audiences. The exception is made for those compulsory to maintain the social life, for example, national exams, academic society gatherings, important business meetings, etc.