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Japan to declare COVID-19 emergency for Tokyo as it mulls Olympics without fans

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By Antoni Slodkowski and Eimi Yamamitsu TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan is set to declare a state of emergency for Tokyo through August 22 to contain a new wave of coronavirus infections, a key minister said on Thursday, as the organisers consider banning all spectators from the Olympics starting in about two weeks. Medical advisers to the government have said for weeks that having no spectators at the Games would be the least risky option amid widespread public concern that the influx of thousands of athletes and officials will fuel a fresh wave of infections. Organisers have already banned overseas s…

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