Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Tuesday reiterated that town is dedicated to holding the postponed Olympic Games subsequent 12 months with security measures despite a latest resurgence of Corona Virus infections within the capital.
Speaking at a information convention on the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Tokyo will take “all doable measures” to make sure the security of athletes and different contributors, Koike stated. “The Tokyo 2020 Olympics may symbolize the resilience of humanity as we work collectively to defeat this invisible enemy, COVID-19,” the governor stated.
She added that Tokyo would create a mannequin for future Olympic Games within the post-Corona Virus world. Koike stated it’s “essential” to contemplate additional cost-cutting with the intention to win help from Japanese folks and the remainder of the world.
Japan has thus far escaped a Corona Virus outbreak on the size seen in Europe and the United States. However, with eight months till the opening of the video games, Tokyo noticed file numbers of every day infections final week, posting greater than 500 new circumstances for the third day in a row.
Koike’s remark comes one week after International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach traveled to Tokyo and held talks with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Koike and native organizers. Bach and Japanese officers vowed to maintain the postponed Tokyo
Olympics on monitor despite the Corona Virus pandemic. The IOC and Japan agreed in March to place off the Olympics by a 12 months as a result of speedy unfold of the Corona Virus, and the video games are actually scheduled to begin on July 23, 2021.