TOKYO (AP) — There won’t be any fans at the Tokyo Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers have decided to ban spectators from the games that begin in two weeks. The announcement came hours after the Japanese prime minister declared a state of emergency in a bid to contain rising COVID-19 infections.

Fans from outside Japan were banned several months ago. The emergency declaration made for a rude arrival in Japan for IOC President Thomas Bach, who landed in Tokyo shortly before the new measures were announced.

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He plans to spend three days in self-isolation at the five-star hotel that lodges IOC members.

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