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The Tokyo Olympics are expected to start without an audience due to the high Corona injuries


Senior government officials in Japan said that Japan is expected to host the Olympic Games without an audience in the capital (Tokyo), due to the rise in cases of the Corona virus, about two weeks before the start of the international sporting event.

 

"The most likely scenario is that the government is preparing to declare another emergency for COVID-19 in Tokyo, possibly until August 22, a period longer than the Olympic Games," Kyodo News quoted high-ranking officials as saying Thursday.

 

The Japanese government and the four summer Olympic organizing bodies, including the International Olympic Committee and the Special Olympics Committee, are expected to meet later this week to discuss a new policy regarding spectators living in Japan, having already banned foreign fans in an effort to improve the safety of the Games. .

 

The Olympic Games are scheduled from July 23 to August 8 in Tokyo and nine other prefectures, including Chiba and Saitama, which border the capital.

 

Before the Japanese government's plan to put Tokyo under a fourth state of emergency, Japanese Olympic organizers tended to reduce the number of spectators to a maximum of 5,000 spectators.

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