Tokyo Olympics: Call on allowing local fans to be made after state of emergency lifts

Seiko Hashimoto, the Tokyo Olympics organising committee chief, has said that the final call on how many local fans will be allowed into venues will be made after the state of emergency is lifted next month.

Earlier, Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga had officially extended the state of emergency over Covid-19 in Tokyo and other eight prefectures by three weeks to June 20 amid the slow declining pace of infections.

However, just few hours before the Japan PM made the announcement, Hashimoto told reporters that the decision should be taken as early as possible.

“What is important is to provide medical and scientific evidence for the games to be safe and secure, so we will ask for information from (people of) those fields and sufficiently draw a conclusion,” Hashimoto expressed.

Meanwhile, foreign spectators will be banned from entering the host nation

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