Japan To Fine People Who Violate COVID Restrictions

The country is attempting to contain another wave of new infections ahead of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Posted at 3:19 PM, Feb 03, 2021

Japan is allowing officials to fine people who violate coronavirus rules. 

As of next week, bars, restaurants and other businesses face fines of about $3,000 for defying mandatory orders. 

Private citizens who are infected and require hospitalization, but refuse, can be fined around $4,700. This comes as Japan battles another wave of new infections. 

There's also uncertainty about vaccine distribution which is a key factor ahead of the Summer Olympics.