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Ahead of the Tokyo Olympic games, the organisers have revealed that spectators would be conformed to new rules aimed at curtailing the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
A code of conduct was published by the local organising committee yesterday.
This was after it was confirmed this week that Game venues could be 50 percent full, up to a maximum of 10,000 people.
Africa Today News, New York gathered that on Monday, organisers revealed that spectators would be asked to refrain from shouting or talking loudly and to avoid any stop-offs on their way to or from Games venues.
Now further guidelines designed to limit the spread of coronavirus have been issued.
They are also encouraged to bring a towel or handkerchief with them to clean their hands on, but waving that towel or other items to cheer on athletes is forbidden.
The act of high-fiving other spectators who are not family members or venue staff is not encouraged.
Spectators are told not to seek autographs or to express verbal support for athletes.
Alcohol will not be available for purchase at the venues, and nor can it be brought in, the guidance stated.
Spectators are asked to wear face coverings throughout their visit to a venue, but they are advised to bear in mind their physical condition concerning heatstroke.
The guidelines acknowledge however that wearing a mask could increase the risk.
Other documents from the organisers set out that there were 3.63 million tickets currently owned, and that the number would have to reduce by 910,000 to 2.72 million.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK