Drink up, drink fast, drink alone? Tokyo to ease alcohol curbs
TOKYO (Reuters) -Thirsty Tokyo residents are about to get a bit of a break just as the summer heat arrives with authorities in the Japanese capital preparing to relax a ban on alcohol in restaurants and bars when it lifts a coronavirus state of emergency.
Tokyo will soon allow"solitary drinkers" to order alcohol between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., but keep an 8 p.m. (1100 GMT) closing time for bars and restaurants, while limiting to 90 minutes the time each customer spends on the premises, local media said, quoting city government sources.
Another proposal would allow up to two tipplers to gather, the Nikkei daily reported. A decision is likely later on Friday.For the most recent state of emergency, Japan's third, authorities focused on alcohol, fearing that lowered inhibitions would lead to loud voices, lapses in hygiene and bellying up to the bar for too long, increasing the risks of aerosol contagion.
Japanese took to social media in anger at the new proposals, noting a double standard given that the 2020 Summer Olympics are set to open in just over a month despite widespread opposition."Some say it's unrealistic to cancel the Olympics, but for restaurants it's unrealistic to continue with restrictions," wrote one Twitter user. headtopics.com
"Ordinary citizens suffer restrictions, while those in power can do exactly what they want. Can we call this democracy?"(Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski, Elaine Lies, Linda Sieg; writing by Elaine Lies; Editing by Clarence Fernandez, Robert Birsel and Ana Nicolaci da Costa)Read more: The Star »
Babysitter, husband and 13-year-old niece charged over abuse of toddlers
JOHOR BARU: A babysitter, her husband and niece have been charged in the Sessions Court here with allegedly abusing two children under their care.
Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo OlympicsHe has won two gold medals at the Olympics, a singles title in 2008 in Beijing and a doubles gold at Rio 2016. FMTNews
Olympic staff, volunteers vaccinated as Tokyo Games nearThe jabs are separate from those being used in Japan's national vaccine rollout. FMTNews
Syor Olimpik Tokyo tanpa penonton | Harian MetroTokyo Panel pakar Jepun mengenai pandemik Covid-19 pada Jumaat mengatakan adalah lebih baik Olimpik Musim Panas di Tokyo dianjurkan tanpa penonton secara langsung.
Olympic staff, volunteers vaccinated as Tokyo Games near | Malay MailTOKYO, June 18 — Thousands of Olympic volunteers and officials began receiving vaccines in Tokyo on Friday, five weeks before the Games, as experts warned it would be safest to hold the event without fans. With just over a month until the July 23 opening ceremony, organisers are in the home...
Tiada kelibat Neymar di Sukan Olimpik Tokyo | Harian Metrobolatime riodejaneiro Penyerang Paris Saint Germain yang juga pemain bola sepak termahal dunia, Neymar tidak akan bermain untuk Brazil di Sukan Olimpik Tokyo.
Japan lifting Covid emergency one month before Olympics | New Straits TimesNSTworld Japan's governmen approved lifting Tokyo's virus emergency just over a month before the Olympics, but set new restrictions that could sharply limit fans at Games events. coronavirus covid19 Tokyo2020 TokyoOlympics