Tokyo faces state of emergency ahead of the Olympics due to Covid fears, likely banning fans

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    Olympic organizers are set to ban all spectators from the Games, the Asahi daily newspaper said on Thursday, as Japan declared a coronavirus state of emergency for Tokyo that will run through its hosting of the event to curb a new wave of infections. If confirmed, the ban on spectators would mark the latest blow to the troubled Olympics, delayed by a year because of the pandemic and plagued by a series of setbacks, including massive budget overruns.

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