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A state emergency declared in Tokyo

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A state of emergency has been declared in Tokyo, including during the Olympics. As Olympic Day approaches, coronavirus infections are on the rise in Tokyo. Many Japanese have voted to suspend or cancel the Olympic Games.

Japan has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo due to an increase in coronavirus infections; Which will continue throughout the Olympic Games.

The country's prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, told the media that the state of emergency would last until August 22; However, he did not elaborate on the Covid restrictions.

As the day of the Tokyo Olympics approaches on July 23, coronavirus infections are on the rise in Tokyo. Many Japanese have voted to suspend or cancel the Olympic Games.

The Prime Minister said, “Considering the impact of coronavirus variants, we will strengthen preventive measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the rest of the country. So at the moment we are in a state of emergency in Tokyo.

The announcement came after a meeting between the Olympic Organizing Committee, the government and Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee.

The Olympic Games are scheduled to be held in the Japanese capital from July 23 to August 08. The Paralympic Games are scheduled for August 24 to September 5.

The second wave of infection began in Japan last April; But overall, the number of those infected with covid was relatively low across the country, and the total death toll was 14,900.

On Wednesday, 2,180 new cases of corona were reported in the country. 920 of them were residents of Tokyo. This is the second highest number since 1010 people were infected on May 13.

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