The upcoming Tokyo Paralympics will be staged mostly without spectators, as Japan’s capital remains under emergency lockdown due to a spike in Covid-19 infections, local media reported on Friday.
Late on Thursday, the games organisers decided to limit spectators at the events, which will kick-off on August 24.
Paralympic venues in Shizuoka, central Japan, will limit spectators to under 5,000 people, a newspaper report said.
Japan’s top health adviser Shigeru Omi on Thursday said he would request stricter emergency measures for about two weeks to tackle a spike in Covid-19 cases in Tokyo and other areas.
Tokyo on Thursday had reported 4,989 new cases.