NHK gave top coverage to a report on an emergency press conference by Tokyo Governor Koike on Monday evening, during which she urged residents in Tokyo not to go to bars, nightclubs, and other drinking establishments amid the coronavirus outbreak. The network said it has been revealed that 38 of the COVID-19 cases for which the routes of infection are unknown in Tokyo may have occurred in such places. All commercial networks led with reports on the death of comedian Ken Shimura on Sunday.
All national dailies except Nikkei gave top play to the decision to open the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, 2021. Nikkei led with a report on the announcement by JR East that railway passengers in the Tokyo metropolitan area fell 70% last weekend in response to the Tokyo government’s request for people to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.