Tokyo Olympic Games: State of emergency announced as Covid cases rise

Tokyo Olympic Games: State of emergency announced as Covid cases rise

Tokyo Olympics: State of emergency announced as Covid cases rise

BBC News says Japan has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo which will run throughout the Olympic Games, to combat coronavirus.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters it would run from 12 July and remain in place until 22 August.

Bars and restaurants will not be allowed to serve alcohol and must close by 20:00 (11:00 GMT), a minister announced.

Coronavirus infections are rising in Tokyo as the 23 July opening ceremony edges closer.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-57760883

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