Tokyo Olympics fans to need vaccination or virus test – report


FILE PHOTO: Olympics – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Test Event – Athletics – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – May 9, 2021. Medical officers wearing protective suits are seen at the morning session of the Athletics test event. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

Tokyo Olympics fans may have to be vaccinated or test negative for the coronavirus before being allowed into venues, a Japanese newspaper report said Monday.

Cheering, eating, high-fives and drinking alcohol would also be banned under controls now being considered, the Yomiuri Shimbun daily said, citing unnamed government officials.

Organizers are set to decide in June how many spectators — if any — will be allowed to attend the pandemic-postponed Games.

Overseas fans are already barred, and the report warned domestic spectators may be denied entrance or kicked out for…

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