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21 Jun 2021 NEWS

The Japanese government has decided to shift to a quasi-state of emergency until July 11.

Shopping malls and department stores, including those selling nonessential goods, may operate under shortened hours, effective from June 21. Dining facilities will continue to remain open until 8 p.m. In addition, some restrictions have been partially loosened, including the serving of alcohol between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. It will be allowed with a 90-minute limit for each group at restaurants and bars certified as having taken steps to control infection.

Event size is restricted to half the venue capacity and up to 5,000 attendees until July 11. The guideline will be relaxed when the government lifts the quasi-state of emergency, raising the maximum number of event participants to 10,000.