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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Response to Covid-19 (No 86)

   Extension of the Rebound Prevention Period

      The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has designated the period from March 22 through April 21 as the “Rebound Prevention Period (Period for Staged Easing of Restrictions).”

      *The measures taken during this period are as follows, and are the same as those explained in the 85th email.

       Request to restaurants and bars to shorten business hours

   Business hours: Up to 9 p.m. (a one hour extension from during the State of Emergency)

(Provision of alcoholic beverages from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

   Area: All of Tokyo and its three neighboring prefectures

Request concerning restrictions on the holding of events

        Of the following capacity rate or maximum number of people, whichever results in a fewer number of people applies for the holding of events.

Capacity rate: No loud vocalization:  within 100% of facility capacity, With loud vocalization: within 50% of facility capacity

    Maximum number of people: 5,000 people or 50% of capacity (≦10,000), whichever is larger

       (Ref: During the State of Emergency, this was limited to a maximum 5,000 people and within 50% of capacity.)

       Along with the above restrictions, operation hours will be shortened to up to 9 p.m. (a one hour extension from during the State of Emergency).

       Tokyo Multilingual Consultation Navi to take over the functions of TOCOS starting April 1

       The Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS) will cease operations on March 31, 2021.

       Starting from April 2021, TMC Navi, operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation TSUNAGARI, will expand its services to take over the functions of TOCOS, and will continue closely partnering with various

       specialized offices (local public health centers, the Labor Consultation Center, etc.) to assist foreign nationals with consultations concerning COVID-19 and its effect on their lives.

       Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excludes weekends and holidays)

       Phone number: 03-6258-1227

       Language support: 14 languages

       (Plain Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Nepalese, Hindi, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian, French, Russian)

    【Important notice】

      The Tokyo International Communication Committee will be disbanded on March 31, 2021, and, along with TOCOS, its functions will be transferred to Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation TSUNAGARI. If your embassy or

      representative office displays a link to the Tokyo International Communication Committee’s website, please update your page to introduce Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation TSUNAGARI and provide the new link.


     *The website is available from April 1st.

      ■ For the analysis of the infection situation and the system for health care provision, please see the attachment.


      ■ [Reference: leaflet on precautions to be taken to prevent the spread of infection in 18 languages]

      The Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan provides the leaflets in 18 languages.


      ■ YouTube broadcast by Tokyo Governor Koike

      Governor Koike broadcasts a program in English every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. to deliver the latest monitoring report on COVID-19 and useful information about Tokyo’s new normal.

      You can access the video after the original broadcast at