Tokyo Olympics to be staged behind closed doors as host city declares state of emergency

Spectators are to be banned from attending events in Tokyo as Japan has declared a state of emergency in the host city. The country's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the state of emergency on July 8 in a bid to combat rising COVID-19 cases. The state of emergency would begin on Monday, 11 days before the Games open, and end on 22 August - two days before the start of the Paralympics. Footage from July 7 shows Tokyo's National Stadium as the city prepares to host the games.

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