Monday, August 8, 2022

Tokyo Olympics to host 10,000 spectators contrary to advice

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics will accept up to 10,000 spectators at the event contrary to expert advice that was against any fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Monday announcement confirmed that each stadium will hold 50% of its capacity that represents 10,000 fans but in case of any cases of an outbreak, they will bar everyone at the event.

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Two months ago the organizers barred foreigners from attending the event thus opening door to domestic fans who will be eligible to purchase the tickets.

At first it was unlikely that the events will begin in July due to fears of the disease but due to a decrease in the number of new cases, the event will likely continue as planned.

Health experts noted that the country has a majority of citizens not vaccinated and thus pose a health risk to those participating as they may spread the virus more through public transport systems.

Even though things are in the balance, the host is determined to make it a success and has so far spent billions to ensure everything goes on as planned even though celebrations associated with the Olympics will be skipped.

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Alex Kiprop
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