The Prime Minister of Japan says that the Olympic Games will continue under a state of emergency. This prohibits spectators from attending the Olympics in arenas in Tokyo.
“Given the impact of the Delta Strain, we need to step up preventive measures to prevent the high prevalence of infection,” said Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s prime minister.
The Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8. The state of emergency in the Japanese capital will last from July 23 to August 22. The Paralympics start on August 24, the issue of spectator attendance at these games will depend on the situation in terms of the spread of the virus.
The imposition of bans has dealt a significant blow to Olympics organizers, who were expecting $ 800 million in ticket sales. The Japanese government, which spent $ 15.4 billion on games, was also affected.
Prior to the Olympics, health experts were concerned that a large number of spectators were scheduled to attend the Games. Therefore, they called on both government and Olympic officials to deny spectators access to the Games.