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2020-03-31
  • Capital’s population told to avoid bars and restaurants for two weeks as coronavirus cases riseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWeeks after urging them to forgo cherry blossom parties, the governor of Tokyo has told residents to ditch another national pastime – karaoke – as calls grow for Japan to take tougher measures to stem a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases ... Yuriko Koike said Tokyo’s 14 million people should avoid visits to bars and restaurants, and put karaoke sessions on hold until 12 April, while a senior medical official called on the government to declare a state of emergency before it is “too late”