Islam News – Domestic spectators will be allowed to attend Olympic events in Tokyo this summer, the president of the Games announced on Monday, ending months of speculation that athletes could be deprived of a live audience.
The announcement comes as Japan’s virus case numbers drop and vaccination rates skyrocket. The country is now administering nearly one million doses of the vaccine every day. About 18 percent of the population has received a first dose, and 7.3 percent are fully vaccinated.
Spectators from overseas were barred in March from attending. The International Olympic Committee agreed that crowds would be allowed up to 50 percent of a venue’s capacity, up to 10,000 people. However, if the pandemic situation worsens or if emergency measures are declared by the Japanese government, the Games could be held without spectators.
Those who attend will have to wear masks — and will not be allowed to shout.
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Source: The New York Times