Tokyo police check nightlife districts
NHK -- Jul 25
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has conducted inspections of nighttime entertainment areas where the coronavirus is believed to be spreading.

The work took place in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro areas on Friday. Officers visited clubs and bars where customers are personally attended to.

The inspections are being conducted under a law that regulates adult entertainment and allows the police to confirm operating hours and employee rosters.

However, concerns are being voiced about the work deviating from the law's purpose because there are no provisions about hygiene or sanitization.

The police plan to conduct their inspections, and then ask Tokyo government officials to call on consenting establishments to ensure thorough measures are in place, such as taking body temperatures and disinfecting.

感染者が4日連続で200人を超えた東京では、警視庁が都と連携して歌舞伎町などの接待を伴う飲食店を立ち入り調査しました。  警視庁は24日夜、風俗営業法に基づいて歌舞伎町と池袋のホストクラブやキャバクラ店などを立ち入り調査しました。警視庁は営業時間を守っているかや未成年が接客していないかを調べ、同行した都の職員は新型コロナウイルスの感染防止策を確認したり指導したりしました。都によりますと、今月だけで接待を伴う飲食店の従業員や客ら夜の街に関連した感染者は950人以上になっているということです。

News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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