Japan is considering expansion of coronavirus prevention actions in Tokyo and other regions by two weeks to a month. Japanese media stated, less than a month to go the Tokyo Summer Olympics set to open.
The Japanese capital and other locations currently under a “quasi” state of emergency set to lifted on July 12, but a recent increase in coronavirus cases has officials concerned and could influence the number of spectators permitted into Olympics grounds.
As per the Mainichi Shimbun daily, the government considering stretching the steps by two to four weeks. A period that would coincide with the Olympics, already delayed a year, that open on July 23.
A government conference on coronavirus curbs planned held later on Wednesday. To converse ways of dealing with signs of an imminent surge in coronavirus numbers. Doctors worried along with concern about the spread of more highly infectious variants.
Under the “quasi” state of emergency, audiences at events limited to 5,000. Olympics coordinators ruled that audiences granted up to 50 percent of the venue capacity or a maximum of 10,000, though foreign viewers restricted.
Tokyo on Tuesday decided to move the first half of the 15-day Olympic torch relay. Planned to initiate in the capital off public roads.
Officials assured to conduct a “safe and secure” Olympic Games but face continuing resistance from a substantial part of the public. With worries incited after two members of the Ugandan delegation probed positive after arriving in Japan.
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