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Published on Sunday, June 20, 2021

Government adviser calls for spectator-free Tokyo Olympics






A senior Covid government adviser says the Tokyo Olympics should be held without any spectators.


Japan's top infectious disease expert Shigeru Omi, submitted proposals to the government which included no domestic fans in stadiums to reduce the risk of a new outbreak in the country.


Foreign spectators have already been banned from attending the Games this summer. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga wants domestic fans in stadiums and arenas for the Games and Japan's Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa has said it would not exceed the 10,000 limit current in force for large scale events.


 


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