The First Lady of the United States will travel to Japan for the Olympics

The First Lady of the United States will travel to Japan for the Olympics

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: United States First Lady Jill Biden steps off the plane as she arrives in Savannah, Georgia, United States, on July 8, 2021. Jim Watson / Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – First lady Jill Biden will travel to Tokyo for the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics on July 23, the White House said on Tuesday, leading a delegation that will not include her husband, US President Joe Biden. .

Amid the outbreaks of the coronavirus pandemic, authorities have banned spectators from attending nearly all Olympic Games events and Tokyo has declared a state of emergency that will last until August 22, long after the close of the Olympics. games on August 8.

The Olympic Games, which have already been delayed a year due to COVID-19, will be held from July 23 to August 8.

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