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Posted in: Live music venues emerge as new coronavirus transmission sites See in context

Hygiene in many bars (washing glasses, cutlery) is often below standard. Add that to lowering the immune system by the act of drinking, it's not the smartest place to be hanging out if you are worried about getting sick.

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Posted in: Bowing to spectators, a new post-match trend at World Cup See in context

It sounds like half of the New Zealand rugby team will be playing in Japan next year, especially the older guys. maybe this sign of respect could also increase their worth to a few clubs and even bump up their retirement fund/salary.

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Posted in: Paralympics chief says Tokyo hotels 'biggest concern' See in context

As a hotel owner in Japan, I was recently sent a letter from local council explaining this situation. There was an offer that they would put 20% toward the cost of the renovations to make my place wheelchair accessible (It was a generic letter sent to all hotel owners). It would involve putting a 4-floor elevator at my place which would be virtually impossible considering the age and design. It makes sense on newly built properties but not existing multi-story buildings which would need to be butchered to offer this access.

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