A file photo of a Japanese izakaya. Image: Yuya Tamai / Flickr

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Restaurants and Japanese-style “izakaya” pubs in Tokyo will be requested to shut by 8 p.m. daily as part of emergency measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, the capital’s governor said on Friday.

Yuriko Koike told a press conference that restaurant operators should stop serving alcohol by 7 p.m., while allowing them to open from 5 a.m., adding the measures will take effect midnight Friday.

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