Olympic crowds up to 10,000 -but no cheering allowed.
IOC and Japanese govt agree to 50% capacity for the Games.
The International Olympic Committee, IPC, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan has agreed on a cap of 10,000 fans at Olympic events next month.
Venues will be limited to 50 per cent capacity.
Spectators will have to wear masks at all times with no cheering or shouting, although clapping will be allowed.
Congestion should be avoided and visitors should leave venues in a staggered manner.
If the situation worsens in Japan, further measures may be implemented.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has previously said, “If a state of emergency is necessary, I will be flexible and open to no fans in order to achieve that the Games give top priority to safety and security for the people.
“In case of a state of emergency, it is quite possible … for [a] safe and secure [Games] I will not hesitate to have no fans.”
The decision comes despite Japan’s top medical adviser, Shigeru Omi, recommending last week that the safest way to hold the Olympics would be without fans.
Japan’s public remains opposed to holding the Games, according to recent polls.
All international spectators were previously banned from attending, while vaccination of those involved with the Games continues.
A decision on Paralympics will be decided by 16 July 2021, a week before the opening of the Olympics.
The Games are set to open on July 23 screening in Australia on Seven.
Japan is averaging around 1,440 new COVID-19 cases daily over the past week.