From next month, when the state of emergency will be lifted, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will be able to serve alcohol at restaurants until 8:00 pm only at stores that have been certified for thorough infection control, and business hours will be by 9:00 pm It will be relaxed.

On the other hand, restaurants that have not been certified are required to refrain from serving alcohol and to open shorter hours until 8:00 pm.

The government will lift the state of emergency in 19 prefectures, including Tokyo, within the 30-day deadline.



Under these circumstances, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has put together a proposal for new measures to gradually ease the request for leave of absence from restaurants that serve alcohol during the declaration period.



According to this, the period of countermeasures is about 3 weeks from the 1st to the 24th of next month.



As for the provision of alcoholic beverages at restaurants, it is possible to provide alcoholic beverages until 8 pm only at stores certified by the city, and business hours will be relaxed by 9 pm.



Up to 4 people per group.



On the other hand, restaurants that have not been certified are required to refrain from serving alcohol and to open shorter hours until 8:00 pm.



The city wants to provide a cooperation fee of 25,000 to 200,000 yen per day to the stores that have taken measures, depending on the scale.



The government has a policy of making it possible to serve alcohol at restaurants regardless of whether it is certified or not, and then the governor will make an appropriate decision according to the infection situation.



On the other hand, the city has limited the provision of liquor to certified stores, saying that the risk is low if the stores have thorough infection control measures.



The Governor of Tokyo will hold a meeting of the Countermeasures Headquarters tonight to make a decision, and then Governor Koike will call on the citizens of Tokyo and businesses to cooperate.

Restaurant in Tokyo "Start line if you can serve sake"

It is a reaction of the restaurant.



During the period of the state of emergency, the yakitori restaurant "Yamashina" in Shinbashi, Tokyo, shortened its business hours by 8:00 pm and stopped serving sake at the request of the city.



Although we receive the cooperation money, the sales of the store are only 10% to 20% before Corona.



Following the cancellation of the state of emergency, the store began to receive reservation calls immediately, and the store is expecting to serve sake for the first time in two and a half months.



The owner, Masahiko Yamashina, said, "This emergency declaration was long, so I feel that I can finally see the light. If I can serve sake, I am relieved that I can stand on the starting line as a restaurant." Was there.



On the other hand, we are also concerned that the number of infected people will increase and an emergency declaration will be issued again, and we would like to call on our customers to cooperate in infection control measures.



Mr. Yamashina said, "When we serve sake, we give out masks to our customers and encourage them to wear masks when we talk. We would like to continue our business by taking measures against infection."

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