Japan lifts state of emergency a month before Olympics

JAPAN-ALSHARQIYA June 20: In Japan, the state of emergency was lifted Sunday, as scheduled in Tokyo and in eight other regions, a month before the Olympics, while maintaining some restrictions that limit the attendance of the local public at the Olympics.

 And the Japanese authorities announced the cancellation of six fan sites that were designated to follow the Olympic games in Tokyo on large screens, due to the health crisis.

 The state of emergency declared since late April mainly includes closing bars and restaurants early in the evening and preventing them from serving alcoholic beverages.


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