URGENT: Tokyo to ask restaurants serving alcohol to shorten opening hours

The Tokyo metropolitan government is planning to ask restaurants that serve alcohol to shorten their operating hours for about three weeks in response to a recent resurgence in coronavirus infections, sources close to the matter said Thursday.The metropolitan government lifted a similar request that such establishments and karaoke venues close by 10 p.m. at the end of August for areas outside central Tokyo and in mid-September for the city’s central 23 wards.Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike is scheduled to hold a press conference at 5 p.m. in which she is expected to disclose new measures to deal with …

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