URGENT: Tokyo to end shorter hours for bars Tues., virus alert to be lowered

The Tokyo metropolitan government is making final arrangements to end its policy of asking establishments serving alcohol in the capital’s central 23 wards to close by 10 p.m., as the number of coronavirus cases has been trending downward in recent days, a source familiar with the situation said Wednesday.The removal of the request could take place next Tuesday and the metropolitan government is expected to lower its virus alert by one notch from the highest of four levels, which means “infections are spreading.”

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