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Suga Says No Spectators for Tokyo Games Are Possible

Suga Says No Spectators for Tokyo Games Are Possible

   Tokyo, June 21 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday that this summer's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics may be held without spectators if the government is forced to declare another COVID-19 state of emergency.
   "We don't rule out the possibility of having no spectators for the safety and security," Suga told reporters.
   No spectators "could be possible if a state of emergency is declared," Suga said, adding, "It's natural that we put the first priority on safety and security."
   Suga said the government will take seriously a proposal from health experts that the Tokyo Games should be held without spectators.
   On Monday, Tokyo, Osaka and seven other prefectures exited the government's third COVID-19 emergency.

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