Tokyo to pay nightclubs to close as virus cases surge

TOKYO unveiled plans today to offer nightclubs subsidies to close as new coronavirus infections in the capital hit a single-day record, with many linked to entertainment districts.

Under the plan, the Tokyo metropolitan government will give ¥500,000 (RM19,900) to nightclubs and other venues – including so-called host and hostess bars – if they close for more than 10 days, local media reported.