Tokyo and Osaka plan to lift restaurant restrictions


Tokyo, October 22 Local governments in Tokyo and Osaka in Japan are planning to lift Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and bars next week in light of falling infections across the country.

Restrictions on restaurants serving alcohol or opening hours will no longer be in place as of Monday, though there are concerns about a potential sixth wave of winter infections, governments said on Thursday. local.

At the request of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, around 102,000 certified restaurants currently stop serving alcohol at 8 p.m. and close at 9 p.m., reports the Xinhua news agency.

In Osaka Prefecture, approximately 41,800 certified restaurants are not allowed to provide alcohol until 8:30 p.m. and must close before 9 p.m.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to continue limiting the number of people who can sit at the same table to four.

However, five or more people will be allowed to eat together if they show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

The Osaka prefectural government will also continue to limit the number of people eating together in restaurants to four until the end of November.

He also called on the public to refrain from dinner for more than two hours.

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