The governor of Tokyo announced the decision, adding that some places will have COVID-19 vaccination centers instead.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has canceled all viewing sites for the Summer Olympics, moving some of them to COVID-19 vaccination centers.
Foreign spectators are barred from attending the Games, which has been postponed for a year due to the epidemic, but the government կազմակերպ Tokyo 2020 organizers have been delaying the decision to allow Japanese spectators into stadiums for months.
The ban on public viewing announced on Saturday follows a decision by the capital government this month to cancel public viewing programs in central Yoyog Park in Tokyo, turning the site into a vaccination center.
“I believe that these are necessary tools for a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games from different angles,” Koike told reporters after meeting with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
They are due to speak to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday.
Japanese medical experts said on Friday that banning spectators at the Olympics was the least risky way to promote the event, while floating the possibility of seating up to 10,000 fans in areas with “quasi-emergency” events such as shorter restaurant hours. : , have been raised.
Polls: display: In Japan, most people in Aponia are opposed to hosting the Games, worried about the arrival of tens of thousands of athletes, officials and media outlets.
A new survey on Saturday found that Japanese businesses also responded to population reservations.
Kyodo News Agency reported that 64% of the 9,163 companies surveyed by Tokyo’s Shoko Research Agency from June 1 to 9 were in favor of canceling or postponing.
The main reservations cited were fears of an increase in infection rates and a slow spread of vaccines.
About 10,000 of the 80,000 volunteers registered to help with the Olympic and Paralympic Games earlier this month leave said the NHK broadcaster, referring to the organizers.
However, the local organizers, the government of Aponia, և the International Olympic Committee, are determined to provide the Games with strict hygiene, մոտ about 80% of athletes will be vaccinated before the Games.