Fukuoka Prefecture was amongst six prefectures to lift the SOE on February 28, one week earlier than previously planned. Fukuoka Prefecture will continue ongoing requests for business regulations during the first week of lifting the state of emergency as follows. Eateries are allowed to operate between 5:00~21:00 and take orders for alcoholic drinks until 20:30. A reduced subsidy of ¥40,000/day will be paid for cooperating shops during the week. Also, residents are requested to practice self-restraint on non-essential outings, especially after 21:00. Refrainment on travel to other prefectures is also encouraged. These requests apply for the period 3/1 ~ 3/7. The prefecture cautions residents to avoid the potential risks contributing to another spike in virus infections, especially at following seasonal events; farewell parties, ohanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties, welcome parties, graduation trips, etc. Residents are asked not to include eating and drinking activities at these settings; otherwise, they dine for a short time with those who regularly have contact. Source: Fukuoka Prefecture / NHK1 / NHK2
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