Many Services to Stay Halted under Extended Emergency

Economy

Tokyo, May 6 (Jiji Press)--Many consumer services, such as restaurants and retailers, will stay suspended in Japan under the state of emergency to fight the novel coronavirus that has been extended to May 31.

McDonald's Co. (Japan) will maintain its measure to close the eating sections of its restaurants until May 14, limiting their operations to takeout, delivery and drive-through services. The measure affects 2,900 outlets nationwide.

Torikizoku Co. <3193>, whose dining bars feature "yakitori" chicken skewers, will keep shut all its 393 directly managed outlets for the time being after Wednesday, when the government-declared emergency was originally slated to expire. The company is asking franchise outlets to follow suit.

Doutor Coffee Co. will continue the temporary shutdown of coffee shops, mainly its directly run stores, at least for now.

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. <3099> has fully closed its six department stores in the greater Tokyo area. This measure will remain in place for the time being.

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