The Japanese government announced a new virus state of emergency plan on Thursday, which will spread throughout the Olympics because organizers can ban fans from participating in almost all gaming events two weeks before the award ceremony.
Opening on July 23, coronavirus infections are on the rise in the capital.
“As the movement of people increases, the more infectious Delta variant now accounts for around 30 percent of cases. This is expected to expand further,” Japan’s minister in charge of the virus response Yasutoshi Nishimura added.
An increasing number of cases may undermine the plan to allow up to 10,000 local fans to enter the Olympic venues and may mean that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be the first game to be played behind closed doors.
He said that emergency measures are much more flexible than hard blockades in other parts of the world and will last until the 22nd. The bed situation is improving,” said Yoshihide Suga.
Japan’s Anti-Virus Minister Anjun Nishimura warned earlier in the day that there had been a new Covid19 case.
With the increase in passenger traffic, Delta has become the most contagious. It accounts for about 30% of cases.
It is expected to expand further. Nishimura said that due to the virus emergency, bars and restaurants will be closed at 8:00 in the evening. Drinking will be prohibited. Concerts and conferences must be between 8:00 pm and 9 pm :00 closed.
However, as a sign of continued controversy over the issue, these results have been postponed to Saturday.
IOC Chief Thomas Bach arrived in Tokyo on Thursday afternoon and must go through a three-day quarantine before he can obtain restricted freedom of movement.
You do not have to comply with the full 14-day quarantine, but you will face restrictions during your stay in Japan: athletes will be confined to facilities and Olympic villages, and daily virus testing will be performed.