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More than half of Olympic athletes will be immunized

04.05.2021 94 просмотров

About 60% of the Tokyo Olympics will be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

At least 60% of the athletes who will take part in the Tokyo Olympics this summer will be pre-vaccinated against the coronavirus. This was reported on Sunday by the Yomiuri newspaper, citing sources among the organizers of the Olympics.

To date, more than half of the 200 countries and regions whose athletes will travel to Tokyo to compete in the Games have notified the International Olympic Committee (IOC) about the fact that they are going to carry out immunization before the trip. There is a possibility that this number may increase in the future. Thus, the level of safety of the competition will also increase.

The current regulations for the Tokyo Olympics recommend that athletes get vaccinated against the coronavirus, but this condition is not required to participate in the Games.

The Tokyo Olympics were to be held from 24 July to 9 August 2020. Due to the pandemic, the competition has been postponed by a year and will now take place between 23 July and 8 August 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 of this year, depending on the situation with the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

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