- 14 Mar 2002
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Good news for those nightbirds who love to enjoy their evening sake out: Tokyo, Osaka, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama are lifting all restrictions on dining out and serving alcohol. We got used to having our sake at home and will continue with 晩酌.
Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba, as well as Osaka, eliminated curbs on the serving of alcohol and the operating hours that had been introduced to keep coronavirus infections from spreading. The easing of curbs came as infections nationwide continue to be on a downtrend. [...] Some 102,000 eateries in Tokyo have been certified as having taken the necessary coronavirus measures and are no longer subject to a request to stop serving alcohol by 8 p.m. Around 18,000 noncertified dining establishments will remain under the old restrictions and must stop serving by 9 p.m. "I am grateful that we can work normally now," said a 40-year-old female member of staff at a bar in Tokyo's Kabukicho nightlife district.
Coronavirus restrictions on eateries were lifted in the Tokyo area and Osaka on Monday despite concerns over a resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba, as well as Osaka, eliminated curbs on the serving of alcohol and the operating...
The restrictions were lifted for the first time in 11 months as the country looks to balance bringing the pandemic-hit economy back on track and preventing a resurgence of infections.