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Coronavirus

Japan to seek contact information from those enjoying nightlife

Guidelines aim to prevent coronavirus hot spots at hostess bars and other venues

People wearing masks are seen in Kabukicho, a popular entertainment district in Tokyo, on May 4. (Photo by Kei Higuchi)

TOKYO -- Japan plans to issue guidelines for night spots, such as hostess bars and host clubs, where close contact is part of the job. Venues will ask customers to provide contact information so that authorities can trace those who have come in close contact with an infected person in the event of a coronavirus outbreak.

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