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New Tokyo state of emergency raises odds of spectator-less Olympics

Capital faces tougher COVID-19 restrictions through Aug. 22 as cases grow

With Tokyo under a state of emergency, the upcoming Olympics will likely be held without spectators.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- The Japanese government has decided to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo as COVID-19 infections continue to rise, increasing the chances that the Olympics will be held without spectators.

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