Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency in Tokyo earlier this morning that will include dates of the Summer Olympics that run from July 23 until August 8:

They’re worried about an increase in cases during the Olympics:

This means “tougher restrictions in the Tokyo area, including having restaurants and bars suspend serving alcohol”:

The games aren’t canceled. . .

. . .but it’s likely that spectators won’t be allowed:

They’ve already banned international spectators:

Sigh. They could have moved them to Florida when they had the chance.


Tags: Olympics