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Japan May Limit Event Attendance As COVID-19 Cases Surge - Economy Minister

Japan May Limit Event Attendance As COVID-19 Cases Surge - Economy Minister

Japan may reimpose attendance limits for sports and other large events to curb a spike in COVID19 infections, economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Sunday.

TOKYO: Japan may reimpose attendance limits for sports and other large events to curb a spike in COVID-19 infections, economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Sunday.

The limits would be applied in areas of the country seeing a sharp increase in cases, Nishimura said on a talk show on public broadcaster NHK. The government imposed attendance limits earlier in the year but relaxed them in recent months.

The government is also considering how to refund cancellation fees for customers who booked trips via a domestic tourism campaign that was partially suspended on Saturday, Nishimura said.

New coronavirus cases across Japan climbed to a record 2,596 on Saturday, according to NHK. In Tokyo, the daily infection rate was an all-time high 539 cases.

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