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    • Cheerleader waitresses at the Cheers One restaurant in Tokyo
    • Cheerleader waitress at Cheers One restaurant in Tokyo
    • Waitresses in cheerleader costumes with visitors at the Cheers One restaurant in Tokyo
    • Cheerleaders waitresses at the Cheers One restaurant in Tokyo
    • Cheerleader waitresses at the Cheers One restaurant in Tokyo
    • Cheerleader waitresses at the Cheers One restaurant in Tokyo
    • Cheerleaders waitresses at the Cheers One restaurant in Tokyo
    • Tokyo Cheerleader Pub Reopens to Cheering Visitors
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    Cheerleader waitresses at the Cheers One restaurant in Tokyo

    One of Tokyo's many unique bars, Cheers One, an izakaya (Japanese pub), with a cheerleader theme in Tokyo’s Ginza neighbourhood has reopened in an attempt to cheer up the city amid measures to fight the coronavirus.

    Immediately upon entering the premises, guests must wipe their feet on a disinfecting mat and have their temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer; visitors showing a fever are asked to go home immediately.

    After that, visitors have to follow Cheers One’s dress code: gloves and masks, which must remain in place on the client’s face whenever they’re not eating or drinking.

    The epidemiological situation in Japan appears to be improving. According to the authorities, 72 new cases of the disease have been registered, bringing the country's tally to 16,752, including the 712 former passengers and crew of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined in Yokohama, Japan for more than one and a half months. Of the total, 682 people have died and more than 9,500 people have recovered.

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