The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 41 new coronavirus infections Thursday, NHK reported, marking the third time this week for the capital to log over 40 cases in a day.
Thursday’s figure, which brings the total cases in Tokyo to 5,674, comes as the city tries to get its battered economy back on track by further easing business restrictions.
The metropolitan government is asking people working at host clubs and similar nightlife establishments to take virus tests regularly as part of new measures to stem the spread of the virus in adult entertainment districts in the capital, most notably the Kabukicho area in Shinjuku Ward.
The metropolitan government plans to completely lift its business closure requests on Friday.
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