Japan lifts Covid restrictions a month before Tokyo 2020 – BBC News

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    Just over a month to go until the Tokyo olympics, Japan has just announced it is lifting it’s coronavirus state of emergency in the capital this weekend.

    The current state of emergency allows only 5000 people or 50% of the venue capacity whichever is smaller, the government now says areas not under any other restrictions can have up to 10,000 fans.

    Despite easing the restrictions the Japanese prime minister urged people to watch the games at home.

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