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Most Japanese are afraid of a new wave of the epidemic due to the Olympics

18.07.2021 38 просмотров

At least 87% of Japanese residents fear that holding the Summer Olympics in Tokyo could lead to an even greater spread of the new coronavirus in the country. 

This is evidenced by the data of the survey released on Sunday by the agency Kyodo.

Against the background of these fears, the proportion of those who do not support the government of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Sugi - 49.8%, has reached its maximum level. Only 35.9% of respondents declared their support for the actions of the Cabinet of Ministers, which was an anti-record.

Finally, 67.9% of respondents noted that they do not consider the government's decision to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo from July 12 to August 22 effective due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation in the region.

The study was conducted on July 17 and 18 by mobile and landline phones, the number of respondents was not indicated.

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, now they will be held from July 23 to August 8. The organizers decided to hold the Games without foreign fans, and local spectators will also not be allowed to attend events in six Japanese prefectures, including Tokyo. Five days before the start of the Olympics, the situation with the spread of coronavirus remains difficult: the daily increase in the number of new cases in the Japanese capital is above a thousand.

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