Tokyo Olympics could go ahead WITHOUT spectators – Asia Despatch

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Tokyo Olympics could go ahead WITHOUT spectators if capital was under a state of emergency due to Covid-19 concerns, admits Japanese Prime Minister – with organisers set to make the call on fans later today!











Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday that he would not rule out holding the Summer Olympics in Tokyo without spectators if the capital was under a state of emergency due to Covid-19 worries.

‘In the event a state of emergency was declared then we can’t rule out not having spectators,’ Suga told reporters during a tour of a vaccination site in Tokyo.

Olympic organisers are expected to decide later on Monday on whether to allow spectators at Olympic events, which begin next month. 

Suga lifted a state of emergency for Tokyo last week, but kept in place ‘quasi-emergency’ restrictions until July 11.

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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday that he would not rule out holding the Summer Olympics in Tokyo without spectators if the capital was under a state of emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday that he would not rule out holding the Summer Olympics in Tokyo without spectators if the capital was under a state of emergency

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