To request some restaurants in Nagoya to shorten business hours, Governor Omura of Aichi August 1, 18:54
Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus infection in the downtown area of the center of Nagoya City, Governor Omura of Aichi Prefecture announced a policy to request some restaurants in the Nishiki and Sakae areas of Naka Ward, Nagoya City to shorten business hours and close their business hours.
Governor Omura of Aichi Prefecture held a press conference to discuss the status of infection in Aichi Prefecture, saying, “It has been more than 100 people for five consecutive days, and the situation is very severe. In restaurants involving entertainment and restaurants that involve the provision of alcoholic beverages, there are many clusters of infected people.” On that basis, he stated that he would “align themselves in metropolitan areas such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi,” and announced a policy to request some restaurants in the Nishiki and Sakae areas of Naka Ward, Nagoya City, to shorten business hours and close their business hours.
The period is 20 days from the 5th to the 24th of this month, and the request is for restaurants with entertainment, restaurants and karaoke shops that serve alcoholic beverages.
These stores will be open between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m., and restaurants with entertainment that do not display stickers indicating compliance with the prefecture’s anti-infection guidelines will be closed.
In addition, a co-op fee of up to 200,000 yen will be paid to the store that displays stickers and responds to requests, 10,000 yen per day. Aichi Prefecture will make a formal decision on these requests on February 2.
In addition, Governor Omura made it clear at a press conference that a fifth cluster had occurred at a restaurant in Nagoya City, but expressed his intention not to immediately issue the prefecture’s own declaration of emergency, saying, “I think there will come a time when we will have to step in in the current severe situation.”