Japan will introduce a state of emergency (emergency) in Tokyo on the eve of the Olympics — about two weeks remain before its start. This is reported by Reuters.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga may make such a decision tomorrow, July 8. The final decision will be made at the government meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is a possibility that the country’s authorities will also ban spectators from attending the Olympic Games. According to medical experts cited by Reuters, such a decision is most favorable in the context of the growing incidence of COVID-19.
In accordance with the recommendations for combating COVID-19, ticket holders for the Olympics with a body temperature of 37.5 degrees and above will be banned from entering the competition. In addition, no more than 10 thousand people will be able to attend the games anyway.
The Olympic Games in Tokyo will be held from July 23 to August 8. Initially, it was supposed to take place in the summer of 2020, but the competition was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.