Tokyo 2020 organisers will keep a close eye on the coronavirus situation and make a decision on Olympic spectators in June based on that, Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto said on Friday. Japan is set to extend a state of emergency in Tokyo and four other areas until the end of May, meaning the measure would end less than two months before the Olympics, postponed for a year due to the pandemic, start on July 23. Hashimoto also said it might be "a burden" for International Olympic Committee head Thomas Bach to visit Japan in the midst of the state of emergency.
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