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Tokyo Olympics to be held without spectators - minister

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held without spectators, Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa (pictured) confirmed on Thursday.

The news comes following today's declaration of the fourth state of emergency in Japan's capital city.

"Taking into consideration the impact of the Delta strain, and in order to prevent the resurgence of infections from spreading across the country, we need to step up virus prevention measures," the country's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said earlier.

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