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Host city Tokyo bans Olympic spectators amid COVID-19 emergency

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Tokyo, JapanReuters The Olympics will take place without spectators in host city Tokyo, organisers said on Thursday, as a resurgent coronavirus forced Japan to declare a state of emergency in the capital that will run throughout the Games. The move marked a sharp turnabout from as recently as last week, when some officials were still […]

Japan to keep foreign spectators away from Tokyo Olympics, Kyodo says

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Tokyo, JapanReuters Japan has decided to stage this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics without overseas spectators due to public concern about COVID-19, Kyodo news agency said on Tuesday, citing officials with knowledge of the matter. The Tokyo 2020 games organising committee said in response that a decision would be made by the end of March. […]