Tokyo Watchful Of Covid, Olympics to be Held Under Virus Emergency
Tokyo Olympics to be Held Under Virus Emergency
The Government of Japan is watchful of Covid amid Tokyo Olympics 2020 preparations.
In view of this, the government has decided that the Olympic events scheduled in Tokyo would be held under the covid virus state of emergency from July 12 to August 22. The main reason behind this decision is to control the spread of Covid infection during the Olympics.
An official statement came Thursday from Japan’s Olympic minister Tamayo Marukawa, he said “We reached an agreement on no spectators at venues in Tokyo.”
Seiko Hashimoto, president of the organizing committee said that “It is extremely regrettable that the games will be staged in a very limited manner in the face of the spread of novel coronavirus infections,”, he added, “I am very sorry for ticket holders and local residents who were looking forward to the games.”
Yasutoshi Nishimura, the minister in charge of the COVID-19 response, stated that “Infections in Tokyo are trending upward, and we will take every necessary measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus”.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike declared the circumstances in the capital as “extremely severe” and pledged to take the best possible measures to hold the Olympics protectively.,
The authorities have grave concerns regarding the state of Covid in Tokyo as the health experts warned that the Covid situation may get worst during the days of summer vacation that coincide with the Olympics period.