An expert commission created by the Japanese government at the beginning of the coronavirus infection epidemic will develop a guideline by mid-June for nightclubs, live music clubs, bars, karaoke, and host clubs, which previously became a source of cluster infections in the country, said Shinzo Abe.

“As for the work of bars, night clubs, clubs with live music and so on, experts will develop a guideline for their work by mid-June,” he said.

On Monday, the emergency mode was canceled in the last five regions: Tokyo and the adjacent prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama, as well as in Hokkaido Prefecture. Earlier in May, authorities in connection with the low number of infected authorities abolished restrictions first for 39 prefectures, and then for the prefectures of Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto. The emergency mode in Japan due to coronavirus has been in effect since April 8.

Nevertheless, the authorities continue to appeal to the owners of clubs and bars for the time being to refrain from opening them to prevent re-cluster infections.