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Tokyo considering asking customers to present proof of vaccination when dining in groups

  • October 21, 2021
  • , NHK, TBS
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NHK and TBS reported on the finding that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is planning to call on people to present proof of vaccination or negative test results when dining at restaurants and bars in groups of five or more as a measure to prevent another resurgence of COVID-19. TBS said the Tokyo government is currently asking bars and restaurants whose COVID-19 prevention and mitigation protocols have been certified to stop serving alcohol at 8 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. and allow up to four customers to dine together through Oct. 24. The network said Tokyo is planning to lift its restrictions on the serving of alcohol and business hours of bars and restaurants starting next Monday. The networks said the Tokyo government is expected to make a formal decision on the matter this evening. 

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