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The maximum number of spectators allowed at concerts, professional sports and other events will be kept at 5,000 as the coronavirus continues to spread, government officials said Friday.

The government initially planned to keep the cap in place until the end of the month after raising the maximum to 5,000 from 1,000 on July 10. But it now intends to formally approve the extension by convening a subcommittee under the coronavirus task force at an early date, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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