Emergency In Tokyo Because Of Covid-19, Olympics To Be Organized Without Fans

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Tokyo, 8th July 2021: A state of emergency is to be imposed in Japan’s capital Tokyo because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This decision has been taken as a precautionary measure regarding the Olympics which is to be held there. On Thursday, a minister of Japan said that for safety, the organizers have thought of banning the spectators of the games so that the Covid-19 infection does not spread. The Olympics was postponed earlier due to the pandemic and now fans are outraged by this decision as well.

Japanese medical experts have said that banning spectators is a better option to prevent infection. Foreign visitors have already been banned. There is a concern in Japan that hosting delegations from around the world could exacerbate the outbreak. Earlier the organizers had said that they would decide to allow night sessions till July 12th keeping in mind the transition in spectators. The opening ceremony of the Games is to be held on 23rd July.

Japan’s Finance Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura is the head of the government’s Covid-19 response. He said that the state of emergency in Tokyo will come into force from 12th July and will continue till 22nd August. The Olympic Games will run from 23rd July to 8th August. Like other countries, Covid-19 infection did not increase in Japan, but there were more than 810,000 cases and 14,900 infected people died.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, will be arriving in Tokyo on Thursday, he will be isolated at the IOC’s five-star hotel in Tokyo for three days. After that, they will go to Hiroshima where there is a flood situation due to heavy rains.