Japan To Declare State Of Emergency Weeks Ahead Of Tokyo Olympics: Report

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Tokyo will reportedly be under a state of emergency while hosting the upcoming Summer Olympics.

Kyodo News reports the Japanese government will declare another COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo until August 22 — which exceeds the duration of the upcoming Olympic Games — amid a recent surge in infections, a source with knowledge of the plan confirmed.

The decision will impact whether fans will be allowed to attend the event, which was already limited to 50% capacity (maximum 10,000 fans) as of last month.

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A senior government official told Kyodo News that venues in Tokyo will likely remain empty, while some events will be held outside of the city.


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