The twin giant pandas born at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens last year made their public debut Wednesday, but will be viewable for only three days and to a limited number of visitors amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections.

The male cub Xiao Xiao and his sister Lei Lei, who were born in June, now weigh around 13 to 14 kilograms each. They were shown to visitors together with mother Shin Shin at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government-run zoo.

Members of the public who had won a chance to see the pandas in a lottery began entering the panda facility at 10 a.m. Under the zoo's policy to prevent the spread of infections, each visitor only has around one minute to see the cubs.