Wednesday, January 26

Tokyo 2020: the Olympic Games will not have an audience in the stands due to the rise in coronavirus infections

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A Japanese woman in front of the Olympic rings

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The stands at the Tokyo Olympics will not have an audience.

This was announced on Thursday by the minister in charge of the organization, Tamayo Marukawa.

The measure responds to the state of emergency decreed for the capital of Japan before the increase in coronavirus cases.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the declaration will be in effect froml July 12 al 22nd of August.

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