Spectators are being banned from the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
The Olympics were cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, and rescheduled for 2021.
The decision to ban spectators comes after a COVID-19 state of emergency was ordered in Tokyo, which will span the entirety of the Games.
The Olympics opening ceremony is scheduled for July 23rd 2021 and the Games end August 8th 2021.
Despite the ban on spectators, The White House is still “assessing the feasibility” of First Lady Jill Biden attending the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the White House advance team will arrive in Tokyo later this week to continue assessments.
President Joe Biden supports the Games moving forward with all public health measures necessary to make participating safe.
The emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are displayed during an unveiling event for the elements that will be used during the victory ceremonies in the games at the Ariake Arena, in Tokyo, Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP) July 8th 2021