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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Japan May Allow Domestic Spectators for Tokyo Olympics

The Japanese government has mulled allowing domestic spectators for the Tokyo Olympics vaccination as cases decline.

The government is expected to make a decision about having spectators by June 20, the end of the national state of emergency.

Japan’s daily cases have already dropped to at least 2,000 compared to May’s peak of around 6,200 cases per day.

Olympic officials raised doubts that the athletes will not be able to perform to their fullest if they would be playing without spectators.

Around 18.35 million vaccine doses have already been administered in Japan so far or 11 % of the population.

The U.S. State Department has already east travel advisory for Japan after placing it in the Level-4 “Do Not Travel” list last month.

There are no plans yet to allow foreign spectators while domestic spectators are still expected to be in bubble events to avoid contamination.

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