state of emergency during the olympic games results in ban of all tokyo spectators

State of Emergency During the Olympic Games Results in Ban of All Tokyo Spectators

Sumary of State of Emergency During the Olympic Games Results in Ban of All Tokyo Spectators:

  • After a year-long postponement of the Tokyo Olympics originally scheduled for 2020, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga confirmed that the city will function under a state of emergency during the Games due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
  • It’s worth noting, however, that Japanese Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa said events taking place outside of Tokyo — in Fukushima, Miyagi, and Shizuoka — will allow a limited number of fans up to 50 percent capacity and 10,000 spectators.
  • As for competitions during the Paralympics in Tokyo, a joint statement reads, “the decision regarding the admission of Paralympic event spectators will now be taken when the Olympic Games end.” Marukawa confirmed that a decision would be made after Aug.
  • Tokyo cited 920 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, and the more-transmissible Delta variant is responsible for up to 30 percent of cases, said Yasutoshi Nishimura, a Japanese politician in charge of the nation’s pandemic response, per CNN.

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