Tokyo residents wearing face masks take in the sights of cherry blossoms at Ueno Park. Photo: Kyodo
Tokyo residents wearing face masks take in the sights of cherry blossoms at Ueno Park. Photo: Kyodo

Coronavirus takes bloom off Tokyo’s cherry blossom festivities

  • The Tokyo government said parks where the cherry trees are in bloom would be open, but that no partying would be allowed beneath the trees
  • The edict is in line with the city’s coronavirus state of emergency, which was extended on Saturday for another two weeks

Tokyo residents wearing face masks take in the sights of cherry blossoms at Ueno Park. Photo: Kyodo
Tokyo residents wearing face masks take in the sights of cherry blossoms at Ueno Park. Photo: Kyodo
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