Japan to possibly enforce State Of Emergency at Tokyo as Olympics approach the nation

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Barely two weeks before the inauguration of Tokyo Olympics 2020, Japan is to possibly declare a State of Emergency that will continue throughout the scope of the games.

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TOKYO OLYMPICS 2020 IS SCHEDULED TO START IN TWO WEEKS AS COVID-19 CASES IN JAPAN CONTINUES TO RISE

Tokyo Olympics 2020, whose official name unchanged due to multiple reasons, if held, shall be the first ever Olympics to be held after a postponement. If it is not held, it becomes one of the few of the games to not be held at all, and the second Tokyo games to suffer the fate, after the Tokyo 1940, which was suspended due to the onset of World War II.

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Formerly scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the event was postponed in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The games will begin with the opening ceremony on 23 July 2021 and end with the closing ceremony on 8 August 2021.

Due to COVID-19-related concerns, no international guests would be allowed to attend the 2020 Olympics or Paralympics. This includes both spectators, as well as the friends and family of athletes. All overseas ticketholders will be refunded. Uncertainties surrounding international travel restrictions were the main reason behind the barring, alongside goals to preserve the safety of all participants and spectators, and an emphasis to not place a burden on the health care system of the nation.

NO LOCAL FANS MAY BE ALLOWED TO WATCH OLYMPICS AT A STADIUM

However, with the rising cases of Covid-19 in Japan, a state of emergency looks probable, that means even local fans being banned from attending the games. Two weeks ago, the organizers of the games and members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) set 10,000 fans as the limit to be allowed at most in any stadium. While 50% capacity of each Stadium shall be mentioned, the total number of spectators in no stadium may top 10,000.

The decision of IOC and Japanese Government to continue Olympics despite medical opinions and wishes of the island nation’s population has been controversial, especially since only 15% of the nation’s population is vaccinated, and that the cases have been constantly rising as the games approach.

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