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State of emergency begins in Tokyo as Olympics approach

JAPAN-ALSHARQIYA July 12: In the Japanese capital, Tokyo, on Monday, a state of emergency began to be imposed to curb the outbreak of the rapidly contagious and spreading Corona virus, less than two weeks before the start of the Summer Olympics in the city.

And last week, the organizers of the tournament decided not to allow any local audience to attend the events of the session almost, after an earlier decision not to allow any public attendance from abroad as well.

Now Japanese officials are asking their citizens to watch games on TV screens in their homes to limit movement in order to contain the virus infection to a minimum.

Opinion polls showed the Japanese public's fear of organizing the major sporting event during this period, while the outbreak of the virus continues with the emergence of new strains.

The summer session, which was postponed last year due to the pandemic, will start on July 23 and will continue until August 8

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