On 8 July 2021, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that a state of emergency will be in effect in Tokyo from 12 July until 22 August due to a rising number of new COVID-19 cases. Under the order, venues such as bars, restaurants and karaoke parlors are banned from serving alcohol and are required to close nightly by 2000 local time (1100 UTC). Additionally, authorities announced that all spectators will be banned from the upcoming international sporting competition in the city; organizers previously banned foreign spectators but had planned to allow local residents to attend. An existing quasi-state of emergency has been extended through 22 August in Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka and Saitama prefectures. Meanwhile, the quasi-state of emergency will be lifted on 11 July in Aichi, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Hokkaido and Hyogo prefectures.