Lawson To suspend use of toilets and trash New Corona April 28 12:01
In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Lawson, a major convenience store, decided to suspend the use of toilets and trash cans at stores nationwide in principle.
To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Lawson will suspend the use of toilets and trash cans at approximately 14,500 stores nationwide, and will also remove ashtrays outside the store.
At a store in Toshima-ku, Tokyo, employees posted a notice on the morning of the 28th at the entrance of the toilet and the trash in the store to inform them of the suspension of use.
Until now, the company has taken measures such as providing transparent curtains at the cashier counters and putting marks on the floor so that customers waiting for payment can line up at intervals, but toilets are in contact with doorknobs, toilet seats, etc. However, because it is a sealed space and there is a risk that items such as used masks that touch the mouth or hands may be put in the trash can, we decided that we decided to suspend it because we thought that the risk of infection was high.
“Some employees are also afraid of cleaning up the garbage. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we would like you to understand,” said Yumiko Ide, the store manager.