Hotels may get right to refuse guests suspected of having COVID

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Hotels and other accommodations facilities could refuse to accept guests they suspect of having contracted such infectious diseases as COVID-19 under a proposed measure by a government expert panel. The panel, advising the health ministry on measures to tackle the novel coronavirus, compiled a report on July 14 with a proposal to revise the Hotel … Read more

Infection wave pushing back start of travel discount plan

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The government will postpone a new tourism-promotion campaign for travel across prefectural borders until the latest wave of novel coronavirus infections subsides, according to sources. An official decision is expected later this week. Another travel subsidy program, called “kenmin wari,” which was scheduled to expire on July 14, will be extended until the end of … Read more