Japan Govt. requested Tokyo host, hostess clubs to control spread of virus

On Friday official said : Authorities requested hosts and hostess to follow advice on safety interacting with customers, also authorities will conduct coronavirus testing in Tokyo’s nightlife districts, where infections have surged again.

After having meeting Gov Yuriko Koike and experts in the evening yesterday reports said that the government would carry out tests “strategically” in the nightlife districts.Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who leads Japan’s pandemic response.

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As per the source it would be an aggressive program but he did not give details of what such testing would involve.

Earlier report shared and told by Nishimura,Guidelines for nightclubs include providing customers with enough space with good ventilation and avoiding speaking loudly.

Tokyo reported a record daily high of 243 new infections on Friday. Infections in the capital have crept up since the government lifted a state of emergency about a month ago, with .

As the Kabukicho red-light district becoming a major source of cases, Infections in the capital have crept up since the government lifted a state of emergency about a month ago. On Friday Tokyo reported a record daily high of 243 new infections.

Clusters have been found where young men entertain women customers over drinks, and also at the female equivalent hostess or “cabaret” clubs among Kabukicho’s many host clubs.

Outbreaks have also occurred in similar clubs in Ikebukuro’s red-light district, as well as in some cafes where women dress up as maids to entertain customers in the Akihabara electronics town.

Nishimura said “Infections are coming out of host and cabaret clubs and it’s important to take firm measures there”,”We need to make sure they thoroughly follow guidelines.”

Beside of this Koike said the metropolis would take several step up efforts to educate nightlife workers,including with a new video that will be available on its website in upcoming week.

What kind of symptoms young people could expect if they contracted the virus, Koike showed reporters a clip of the video in which a young host sits at a night club in one frame asking a doctor in the opposite frame, via video chat.

“In this way, they can pose whatever questions they have directly to a doctor and get easy-to-understand explanations,” she said. Questions range from how to safely greet customers to where to go to take a test.

Japan is at a turning point and it would be too late if no measures are taken appropriately,statement given by Hokkaido University Professor Hiroshi Nishiura, a member of the government’s coronavirus response team.

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