The Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo from the 23rd July to the 8th of August. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo since the 12th due to the rising incidence of coronavirus cases.
This will last until the 22nd of next month. With less than two weeks to go before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, a state of emergency has been declared. The Olympics will be held under emergency regulations.
Japanese Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa has announced that fans will not be allowed to watch the Olympics as an emergency. Previously only foreign fans were banned. It was reported that up to 10,000 domestic fans will be allowed inside the stadium to watch the Olympic Games by following new rules. Now that is no longer the case. This Olympic festival is going to happen in a different way without the fans.
The tournament organizers had estimated that they would earn Rs 6,000 crore from the tickets by fans bought. It is expected that the Olympic Committee will suffer a huge loss in that regard as there is no more ticket revenue.
Meanwhile, a number of polls suggest that a majority of the population is calling for the Olympics to be canceled. Political opposition parties have also expressed strong opposition to hosting the Olympics.