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WHO special envoy says isolating Olympic athletes is one way to prevent COVID-19 infection

Fuji TV reported that WHO Special Envoy Nabarro told the network on Thursday that isolating Olympic athletes upon arrival in Japan would be one effective measure for preventing COVID-19 infection. He reportedly said “one way is to set an isolation period for athletes, just like the Australian Open tennis,” while stressing that a decision on whether to hold the Tokyo Games must be made based on the infection situation in Japan and other nations. On the future infection situation in the world, Nabarro reportedly said although vaccination is the most effective way to prevent people from getting seriously ill, it will not be possible to distribute enough doses of vaccine to every nation before 2022 and it is premature to think that people will immediately be able to return to their pre-COVID-19 lives.

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