McDonald’s Co. (Japan) said Sunday it will stop allowing customers to dine at all 1,910 restaurants in 13 prefectures all day from Monday through May 6 to prevent infections of the new coronavirus.
The 13 prefectures — which include Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Hyogo, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Gifu, Aichi and Kyoto — have been singled out by the government for stepped-up measures against the coronavirus in its declaration of a state of emergency.
At the restaurants, McDonald’s Japan will continue to accept takeout, drive-thru and delivery orders.
It had already stopped customer dining at its restaurants in eight prefectures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and suspended restaurant operations in busy shopping districts.
Due to the further spread of infection, the company decided to strengthen measures in order to protect customers and restaurant staff members.
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