Original Title: Japan has taken a number of measures to ensure the Tokyo Olympics are held
Currently, with the Tokyo Olympics approaching, Japanese officials are also taking a number of measures to deal with the new crown pneumonia epidemic to ensure that the Olympics are held.
Many places in Japan continue to take measures to prevent the epidemic from rebounding
There are more than 40 days left before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. Although the Tokyo Olympics has given up on receiving overseas audiences, all parties involved are still working hard towards hosting audiences. Previously, Japan had proposed to make a judgment on the upper limit of the number of viewers after the state of emergency in Tokyo and other places expired on the 20th of this month. On the 9th, the International Olympic Committee clearly stated that the deadline for making a decision on the maximum number of spectators for the Tokyo Olympics is the end of June. The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee hopes that after the state of emergency is lifted, it will make a decision with reference to the Japanese government’s regulations on the maximum number of large-scale sports events.
At present, 10 prefectures and counties including Tokyo and Osaka are still in a state of emergency, and this round of emergency will expire on the 20th. The Japanese government originally planned to immediately lift the state of emergency in these areas after it expires. However, considering that the epidemic rebounded quickly shortly after the second round of emergency in Osaka and Hyogo at the end of February, in order to ensure the smooth holding of the Tokyo Olympics, we must strictly prevent the epidemic from rebounding again. It is currently considering that after the emergency state in Tokyo and other places is lifted, most areas such as Tokyo and Osaka will be transitioned to the application of “spread prevention and other key measures” that are one level lower than the emergency state, and continue to require restaurants to shorten their business hours. The implementation period is expected to be from June 21 to July 23, which is about one month before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. This also means that until the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics, Tokyo and other places will remain in a state of emergency or quasi-emergency.
The Japanese government vigorously promotes new crown vaccination
In order to dispel public concerns, the Japanese government is vigorously promoting the new crown vaccination. As of the 10th, the total number of doses of Japanese new crown vaccination has exceeded 20 million doses. In addition to providing 20,000 doses of the new crown vaccine to the Japanese delegation, it will also provide about 20,000 doses of the new crown vaccine for free to referees, interpreters and other relevant personnel in Japan for the Olympic Games. The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee is considering expanding the vaccination target to approximately 70,000 Olympic volunteers and domestic media reporters.
In addition, in order to avoid the spread of the epidemic, Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba and other places are considering canceling large-scale live video and experience event venues originally scheduled to be opened during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On the 11th, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Norihisa Tamura also expressed his affirmation of the development, thinking that the cancellation of large-scale live video events is an “appropriate judgment.”
Those who violate the Olympic epidemic prevention regulations will be severely punished
The International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee plan to jointly release the third edition of the epidemic prevention manual next week. According to the contents disclosed in advance by the Japanese media, the Tokyo Olympic Games will adopt stricter punishments for athletes and related personnel who fail to comply with the epidemic prevention regulations. According to specific violations, the International Olympic Committee will take measures such as disqualification and fines.
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