Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife Mariko with US first lady Jill Biden (left) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday. Photo: AFP Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife Mariko with US first lady Jill Biden (left) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife Mariko with US first lady Jill Biden (left) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 cases spike as foreign dignitaries arrive for opening ceremony

  • Infections in Tokyo hit their highest number since mid-January with two more athletes testing positive
  • Japan’s PM Suga said the opening ceremony on Friday should go ahead after the director of the event was fired for Holocaust comments made in 1998

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife Mariko with US first lady Jill Biden (left) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday. Photo: AFP Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife Mariko with US first lady Jill Biden (left) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife Mariko with US first lady Jill Biden (left) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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