Tokyo to be put under state of emergency for duration of 2020 Olympic Games

Posted by on July 7, 2021 11:59 pm
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Measure increases the likelihood that the Games in Japan will be held without a single spectator

Japan’s government is to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo that will be in force during the Olympics, as the capital battles a sharp rise in coronavirus infections.

The measure, expected to be made official by the prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, later on Thursday, increases the likelihood that the Games will be held without a single spectator.

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