July 15, Thursday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Japan’s government has withdrawn a notice it issued last month to ask liquor vendors not to sell alcohol to bars and restaurants if they fail to comply with requests to close or shorten business hours as antivirus measures.
2.International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has told Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko that Tokyo Games participants will pose no risk of coronavirus infection for others. 3. The Japanese government says that nearly 80 percent of the elderly in the country have received at least one shot of a coronavirus vaccine so far, and more than half of them have been fully vaccinated with two shots.