Workers in Tokyo’s red-light district to be tested for coronavirus after new spike

Posted by on June 8, 2020 1:31 am
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Dozens of new infections reported in Kabukicho, a district of more than 4,000 bars, restaurants and commercial sex establishments

Health authorities in Tokyo are to ask people working in host clubs and similar establishments to be regularly tested for Covid-19 after evidence that the virus is spreading among people who work in the capital’s night-time economy.

The city reported 14 new infections on Sunday, six of which involved people working in clubs where employees pour drinks and talk to customers in close proximity.

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