In order to stop the spread of the new coronavirus infection during the year-end and New Year holidays, Miyagi Prefecture will open business hours from 28th to 10 pm for restaurants with entertainment in Kokubuncho, Sendai City, the largest downtown area in Tohoku. I request.
Infection with the new coronavirus continued to spread in Miyagi Prefecture, and on the 26th, it was announced that 56 people were confirmed to be infected, the highest number ever for a day.
From the 28th, the prefecture requested that restaurants with entertainment in Kokubuncho, Sendai City, the largest downtown area in Tohoku, shorten their business hours in order to curb the spread of infection during the year-end and New Year holidays when there are more opportunities for dinner. I will.
Specifically, from 10:00 pm on December 28 to next month, from 5:00 am on January 12, there are
Kokubuncho 2-chome and Ichibancho 4-chome, Aoba-ku, Sendai City.
▽ Restaurants with entertainment If,
▽ including the karaoke shop, to the restaurant to provide the liquor,
the business hours are looking to up to 10 pm.
The prefecture has decided to pay a cooperation fee of 600,000 yen per store to businesses that cooperated in shortening business hours during all periods.
From restaurants in the target area to request a shorter time
Regarding the request to shorten business hours, restaurants in the target area have raised concerns about a decrease in sales and doubts about the setting of the area.
Of these, the izakaya "Sunny Day Inari Koji Store" has been open from 4 pm to midnight, but will be open from 28th to 10 pm at the request of Miyagi Prefecture.
After the request to shorten business hours was revealed, I am worried that sales will decrease significantly due to the cancellation of several reservations for the year-end and New Year holidays.
President Hiroyasu Sato said, "I think it is unavoidable because the infection is spreading around Kokubuncho, such as a group of infected people = clusters one after another."
In addition, the bar "ZIINO CLASSIC", which was open from 6 pm to 3 am, will be closed from the 28th.
Initially, the bar considered opening until 10 pm, but after worrying about it, it was decided to close until the 11th of next month because few customers would visit during that time.
Kaoru Saito, the general store manager, said, "It is difficult to cover labor costs with a cooperation fee of 600,000 yen, and it is a difficult situation. I don't think it can be suppressed. "