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

Problems continued to mount for Tokyo Olympic organisers on Thursday, as the city reported 1,979 new daily Covid-19 cases, the highest number since mid-January. Meanwhile, two more athletes at the Olympic Village tested positive for Covid-19 a day before the Games are set to officially open and the director of the opening ceremony was fired over comments he made about the Holocaust.Organisers announced 12 new infection overall on Thursday, including the two athletes, bringing the total number…

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