Toyosu Market Shuts Out Visitors amid Viral Outbreak

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Tokyo, March 1 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government has shut out visitors to the Toyosu wholesale food market, a popular tourist spot, in an effort to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

The ban will be in place until March 15. A signboard showing the entry ban was set up at the entrance of the market in Koto Ward in the Japanese capital on Saturday.

Members of the public are not allowed to view tuna auction, a popular event at the Toyosu market, or use restaurants located within its premises.

An official at a sushi restaurant voiced concern, saying: "The number of customers has been falling sharply since January. We can't make a profit if customers are limited to people related to the market."

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