Japan could allow up to 10,000 spectators at Tokyo Olympic events

Posted by on June 16, 2021 7:20 am
Categories: Global Stories

Health experts approve plans to increase cap from 5,000, with final decision expected later this month

Up to 10,000 people could be allowed to watch Olympic events in Tokyo this summer, after Japanese health experts approved plans to raise the number of spectators at sports venues.

The proposed measure would come into force after a Covid-19 state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of the country ends on 20 June and would last until the end of August, said Yasutoshi Nishimura, the minister overseeing Japan’s coronavirus response.

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