By Mary Cunningham
A ban on spectators at the Tokyo Olympics is likely after Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced a state of emergency because of rising coronavirus infections in the capital.
Suga said the state of emergency would go in effect on Monday and last through Aug. 22. This means the Olympics, opening on July 23 and running through Aug. 8, will be held entirely under emergency measures.
Suga said the state of emergency was needed to “prevent the resurgence of the future spread on cases across the country.”