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Spectators barred from Tokyo 2020 amid state of emergency to curb Covid surge

9 July 2021 09:06

TOKYO. KAZINFORM The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be held without spectators due to the state of emergency that is to be enforced to curtail a surge in coronavirus cases, the Olympics minister Tamayo Marukawa confirmed Thursday.

The minister announced the measure following a meeting with representatives from the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, the head of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach and regional authorities on Thursday, EFE reports.