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Japan to allow up to 5,000 spectators at sporting events

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Japan on Friday started allowing up to 5,000 people to attend sporting and other events, despite a recent rise in the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus.

How is that for a contradiction of the week...and in the first sentence. Just comes to show that when something is decided in Japan , powers to be are unable to respond swiftly to rapidly changing circumstances. I mean meetings must be organised, 'expert s' have to discuss, tea must be served...it all takes time.

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Yes, because 5001 would be too many.

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Just in time for the second peak! Glad these people all have their priorities straight.

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Doesn’t matter how many, what is important is social distancing.

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Does seem odd to even think of getting 50 people together let alone 5,000

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Oh well, they will politely ask everyone to not scream, not talk too loud, keep a distance of 1 or 1.5 meters, i'm not sure if they will remember that after the second beer, the first homerun...

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Do you think they’ll still be blowing up and releasing those balloons in the 7th?

Corona crop dusting.

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Fantastic! that's one big petri dish to grow the virus in!

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but it won't test 5000 people at once. That doesn't make sense

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Tokyo Olympics is mere business for giant ad-corporation Dentsu or mainstream media and political self-satisfaction for Abe government.

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It is very doubtful that nice round number such as "5000" "50%" is based on science or not.

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