Japan has imposed a “short and powerful” state of emergency on Tokyo and three other areas in an attempt to bring a recent spike in Covid cases under control as the nation battles to be ready for the already delayed sports event.

The newly announced measures will come into effect on Sunday and last until May 11, with venues, such as bars and restaurants, forced to shut down temporarily and sports events only allowed to go ahead if they are held behind closed doors, according to Japan’s Econ