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Japan promises safe Olympics after unveiling new emergency measures – Metro US

Japan promises safe Olympics after unveiling new emergency measures

A 3D printed Olympics logo is seen in front of
A 3D printed Olympics logo is seen in front of displayed “Tokyo 2021” words in this illustration

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday promised to ensure a safe Tokyo Olympics this summer, after announcing a new state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and two other prefectures.

The measures will go into effect from April 25 to May 11, raising questions about Japan’s ability to host the Olympics amid a resurgent coronavirus.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka and Elaine Lies; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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