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Japanese authorities eager to control activities of foreign visitors to hold “safe Olympics”

  • May 27, 2021
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei wrote that amid concern over the possibility that the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer could further spread COVID-19 infections in Japan, authorities are making preparations for holding “safe and secure” Games. The paper wrote that although the authorities are planning to begin in June administering COVID-19 vaccines to Japanese athletes and their coaches and to ask athletes to stay in a “bubble,” attention will be focused on whether they will be able to implement effective measures to control activities of journalists and other stakeholders because as many as 59,000 foreign visitors are expected to come to Japan for the Olympics and another 19,000 for the Paralympics.

 

The paper added that the Tokyo organizing committee has secured a sufficient number of doctors, up to 230 per day, to provide medical support for the Games, but it is still short of nurses as it anticipates requiring as many as 310 a day.

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