Spectators barred from Olympic events in Tokyo

The logo of Tokyo 2020 is displayed near Odaiba Seaside Park in Tokyo on July 7 2021 as reports said the Japanese government plans to impose a virus state of emergency in Tokyo during the Olympics Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI AFP Photo by KAZUHIRO NOGIAFP via Getty Images
The logo of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympic Games announced on Thursday that no spectators will be allowed at any of the venues in Tokyo after the Japanese government declared a coronavirus state of emergency for Tokyo that will last through the end of the Games. 

According to Reuters, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the state of emergency would begin on Monday and last through August 22, before the start of the Paralympic Games.

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