Tokyo 2020 does not rule out a cancellation of the Olympics at the last minute after the positives by Covid

Check to Tokyo 2020. Three days from the Olympic Games, no one rules out anything regarding its celebration due to the increase in positives by Covid-19 around the Olympic family, not just athletes. For now, more than 70 infections and Toshiro Muto, president of the organizing committee, has left in the air a possible cancellation.

Going to this extreme seems unlikely when they separate less than 72 hours for the opening ceremony of the Games, but this is what Muto has said: “We have agreed that, based on the coronavirus situation, we will reconvene a meeting for the Five parts. At this point, coronavirus cases may increase or decrease, so we will think about what we should do when the situation arises. “

Continuing in this line, he added: “We cannot predict what will happen in the future with the number of coronavirus cases. So what we will do is discuss the different scenarios if there is a case rebound.”

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In total, until this Tuesday, there are already 72 participants in the Olympic event who have tested positive for coronavirus despite the strict security measures implemented by the Japanese government for everyone related to the Olympic Games. The organizers also confirmed nine new infections in Japan on the last day in the Olympic family.

Every day dawns with new cases around Tokyo 2020 and there are already several affected athletes. The case of South African footballers worries Thabiso Monyane Y Kamohelo Mahlatsi, who have tested positive and an outbreak is feared in their national team. They and the Czech beach volleyball player Ondej Perusic have been infected and are in the Olympic village.

Uganda, Israel Y Serbia have presented infections outside the Olympic Village among their athletes. USA also: first was the basketball player Bradley Beal, who has been substituted for the Games, and has been Kara Eaker, substitute for the women’s artistic gymnastics team.

Strong restrictions

The list of restrictions, health security protocols and sanctions for non-compliance is so wide that practically the only thing that will be allowed in the Games in the Japanese capital will be to compete for the medals.

All members of the Olympic family will be isolated in the areas specially assigned for the Games during their stay in Japan, from where they will not be able to leave in any case, and within which they will also be subjected to constant tests and close surveillance.

[Más información: Alarma en los Juegos Olímpicos por los positivos que se disparan: ya superan los 70]


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