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During the 2020 Olympics, Japan will step up measures against COVID-19

14.06.2021 43 просмотров

Japan intends to introduce enhanced measures against coronavirus during the Tokyo Games.


The Japanese government intends to apply a regime of enhanced measures against the spread of coronavirus during the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. This was reported on Monday by the Kyodo agency.

By themselves, such measures are slightly milder than the state of emergency (ES), which is currently in effect in the capital and a number of prefectures of the country until June 20. However, in both cases, it is supposed to limit the opening hours of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, as well as the sale of alcohol in such places.

about the worsening of the epidemic situation during the Games. For example, it has not yet been finally decided whether local spectators will be present at the stadiums. If the organizers do this, then the flow of people to Tokyo will increase significantly, which, in turn, will mean an additional risk of an increase in the number of new infections with coronavirus.

The Tokyo Olympics were to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020 . Due to the pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year and will now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. On March 20, the organizers finally decided to hold the Games without foreign fans. The decision on the admission of Japanese spectators should be made in June, depending on the epidemic situation in the country.

Meanwhile, Japan promises to take all necessary measures to ensure safety during the competition. We are talking about regular coronavirus tests for athletes and team members, restrictions on the size of foreign delegations, movement control using a GPS system if necessary, and so on.

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