As athletes from around the globe prepare to travel to Tokyo to compete in the world’s biggest sports competition, Tokyoites have gathered to demand that the authorities stop competing. Like us previous report, Tokyo has recently experienced a surge in COVID cases and it appears the virus has made its way into Olympic stadiums.
Based on TMZ, an Olympic Village employee tested positive for the virus on Friday, and organizers revealed they are under “pressure” about how the Olympic games will go. Organizers reportedly note that staff are not residents of Japan and that their jobs are described only as “game-related employees”.
However, protesters gathered outside the Olympic Village, demanding that the Games be cancelled. As we reported earlier, Tokyo is currently in a state of emergency, which has prompted the Japanese Olympic Committee to ban spectators from the event.
“A very heavy verdict has been made,” said Seiko Hashimoto, a pillar of the committee. “There is no choice but to hold the games in a limited way.”
As for the employee who tested positive, they are said to have been quarantined for 14 days, even though the Olympic Games will begin in a week. Tokyo is expecting around 11,000 athletes from around the world to attend the games, and they are expected to live in the Olympic Village for the duration of the competition.
So far, there has been no word of the game being cancelled, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki recently released a statement of confidence in the health measures being taken in Tokyo.
“We are well aware of the thorough preparation, including the necessary public health measures to protect athletes, staff and spectators, that governments and international commissions have taken. why, as we said, we support future matches. ” she speaks.
The 2021 Tokyo Olympics will still start on July 23.
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