Gov't to support suppliers of eateries hit by virus emergency

The government said Tuesday it will pay up to 400,000 yen ($3,800) to suppliers hit by plunging sales due to client restaurants and bars cutting opening hours under the fresh round of coronavirus emergency declared in Tokyo and its vicinity. The one-off financial aid targets businesses such as those supplying chopsticks and hand towels to dining and drinking establishments in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures that have been asked to stop serving alcohol by 7 p.m. and close by 8 p.m. under the state of emergency that will last until Feb. 7. Restaurants and bars are already entitled to rec…

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