An Olympics Without Spectators ‘Possible’, Japan’s PM Says, As Covid-19 Cases Rise Once Again In Tokyo

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  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
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An Olympics Without Spectators ‘Possible’, Japan’s PM Says, As Covid-19 Cases Rise Once Again In Tokyo

Share to Linkedin Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday on Thursday said it is "possible" that the Tokyo Olympics may not have any spectators in attendance, a move that the government is reportedly considering amid fears that current plans to allow up to 10, 000 spectators at events may trigger a surge in Covid-19 infections. The rise in new Covid-19 cases in Tokyo may force the Japanese government and Olympics organizers to ... [+] hold the Tokyo games without spectators. According to Kyodo News, Suga told reporters that his government will act with the "safety and security" of the Japanese people as its top priority. Natsuo Yamaguchi, the leader of the Komeito party"”one of the coalition partners of the Suga government"” also pushed the government to "consider allowing no spectators," Nikkei reported. The discussion on allowing spectators at the games come at a time when Tokyo witnesses a resurgence in the growth of new Covid-19 cases after a month-long drop. The Japan Times reports that the rebound in cases has forced the government to consider extending the current Covid-19 quasi-state of emergency in the capital city and three adjacent regions. The other possibility is that Suga may declare another

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