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Coronavirus

Japan to restrict nightlife even after lifting COVID emergency

Suga says testing of people with no symptoms to expand to 5,000 a day

Bar hostesses help each other put on face masks at a club in Tokyo.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga confirmed Thursday that the government will lift the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures on Sunday, although restrictions on hard-hit restaurants and bars will remain in place.

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