"The government has decided to impose the fourth " emergency state" from July 12 to August 22 in Tokyo, where the coronavirus infection continues to spread," the statement said.
Japan's Economy Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi, who heads the government coronavirus program, said that the state of emergency in Tokyo would begin on July 12 and last until August 22.
The Olympics in Tokyo was supposed to take place in Tokyo last summer. But the pandemic made the organizers re-schedule the Games for 2021. For now, the estimated dates are July 23-August 8.
In March, the organizers of the Olympics in Tokyo decided to hold the event without foreign fans.
Meanwhile, a campaign against the Olympics in Tokyo is underway in Japan. The online petition calling for the cancelation of the sporting event in the Japanese capital collected almost 200,000 votes over several days.
Meanwhile, Tokyo started Covid-19 vaccination of employees and media representatives for Olympic Games.