Japan will extend the virus emergency until the month before the Olympics

Tokyo: Japan will expand emergency coronavirus state in Tokyo and other areas just a month before Friday Olympics, Such a move is likely to raise concerns about whether the games can be held safely.
Tokyo and other parts of the country are under emergency orders, with most bars and restaurants closing soon and banning them from selling alcohol.
In many places the emergency would have ended by the end of May, but the government now says more time is needed to control the fourth wave of infections.
“The overall level (of transition) continues to be very high,” Yasutoshi Nishimura, The minister in charge of the corona virus response, said Friday.
“Given this situation, we believe that emergency measures need to be expanded.”
On Friday, the government’s advisory panel approved an extension until June 20, exactly one month before the June 2 epidemic-postponed Olympics. Expected after formal announcement.
The move comes as Japan’s public yet more determined to host the 2020 Games this summer. In recent weeks, leading businessmen and Olympic-sponsored newspapers have also called for the event to be canceled.
But organizers and Japanese officials say the games will run, citing broader rules to keep participants and the public safe.
On Thursday, Naoto Uemama, president of the Minor Japan Physicians Union, warned that the games could produce coronavirus “Tokyo Olympic tensions” and called for cancellations to prevent “disaster.”
Haruo Ozaki, head of the larger Tokyo Medical Association, which has more than 20,000 members, said organizers should ban all spectators to a “minimum”.
Foreign fans have already been banned, and a decision from the domestic audience is expected by the end of next month.
Even under the current state of emergency, sports venues in Japan are allowed to hold 5,000,000 spectators or 500 seats Percentage capacity, Which is small.
Officials are trying to leave the house to say the game is running and safe, just announcing that many of them will be vaccinated in the Olympic Village.
Despite the negative vote and warnings against the games, a few dozen people are drawn to the event.
Australia’s softball team is expected to arrive in Japan next week to begin training, and Japanese athletes and Olympic staff will begin receiving vaccinations from June 1.
They will jump on the bandwagon in Japan’s late vaccine rollout, when it is currently only available to medical workers and the elderly.
More than six percent of the population has received the first dose so far, 2. Less than one percent are fully vaccinated.
The slow pace has put pressure on the Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Who was later appointed Shinzo AbeResigned last year and faced elections in the autumn.
Japan has seen a relatively small outbreak of the virus, killing about 12,500,000 people, which prevents tight locks from closing.
But Suga’s government has come under fire for its epidemic, and the survey shows strong dissatisfaction, especially with the vaccine rollout.


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