Japan’s Olympics minister confirmed that spectators will not be allowed in Olympic venues in the capital. This follows a decision from Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to place the host city of Tokyo in a fourth state of emergency to curb a rise in COVID-19 infections. Under the new restrictions, which will start on July 12 and run until August 22, bars and restaurants will be asked to suspend alcohol sales and workers will be asked to stay at home if possible.
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