A rare late-March snowfall coupled with numerous store closures helped keep Tokyo residents indoors Sunday, day two of a crucial weekend in the city’s attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19.

With snow falling across the Kanto region from morning until around noon, an icy slush blanketed streets populated with far fewer cars and pedestrians than usual due to Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike’s request to refrain from going out for nonessential reasons.

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