Tokyo may extend coronavirus curb to Olympic period-media

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June 30, 2021

Tokyo (Reuters) -Japan is considering extending coronavirus precautions in Tokyo and elsewhere from two weeks to a month, the Japanese media said. It will take less than a month before the Tokyo Summer Olympics begin.

The Japanese capital and other regions are currently in a “quasi-emergency situation” to be lifted on July 12, but the recent increase in coronavirus incidents has raised concerns about the number of spectators at the Olympic venue. It may affect you.

According to the Mainichi Shimbun, the government is considering an extension of two to four weeks, which coincides with the Olympic Games that will start on July 23.

A government meeting on coronavirus control will be held later Wednesday to discuss how experts are concerned about the signs of an imminent surge in coronavirus numbers and the spread of more contagious mutants.

In a “quasi” emergency, the event is limited to 5,000 spectators. The Olympic organizers have decided that foreign spectators are banned, but spectators are allowed up to 50 percent or up to 10,000 people at the venue.

Tokyo decided on Tuesday to remove the first half of the 15-day Olympic torch relay, which is scheduled to take place in the capital, from public roads.

Authorities promised to host a “safe and secure” Olympics, but concerns were fueled after two members of the Uganda delegation tested positive after arriving in Japan, and from a significant portion of the population. Faced with ongoing resistance.

(Report by Elaine Lies, edited by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

Tokyo may extend coronavirus curb to Olympic period-media

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