When athletes from all over the world prepared to go to Tokyo to participate in the world’s largest sporting event, Tokyo citizens gathered together and demanded that the authorities cancel the game.As we are Reported before, Tokyo has recently experienced a surge in COVID cases, and it looks like the virus has penetrated into the Olympic venues.
according to TMZOn Friday, an Olympic village worker tested positive for the virus. Organizers revealed that they are facing “pressure” on how the Olympics will proceed. According to reports, the organizers pointed out that the staff member was not a Japanese resident and their work was only described as “personnel related to the game”.
Despite this, protesters gathered outside the Olympic Village and demanded that the Olympics be cancelled. As we reported earlier, Tokyo is currently in a state of emergency, which prompted the Japanese Olympic Committee to ban spectators from participating in this event.
“A very heavy judgment was made,” said Seiko Hashimoto, the pillar of the committee. “There is no choice but to hold the competition in a limited way.”
As for the staff who tested positive, they were reported to have been quarantined for 14 days, even though the Olympics are about to start in a week. Tokyo is expected to have about 11,000 athletes from all over the world arriving at the Olympic Games. They will live in the Olympic Village during the competition.
So far, there is no news about the cancellation of the Olympics. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki recently issued a statement expressing confidence in the health measures being taken in Tokyo.
“We are very aware of the prudent preparations that the government and the international committee have taken, including the public health measures necessary to protect athletes, staff and spectators, and that’s why, as we said, we support the Olympics moving forward,” she said.
The 2021 Tokyo Olympics are still scheduled to open on July 23.
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