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Olympic committee’s chief medical advisor mentions possibility of suspending Games

TV Asahi reported on an interview with Chairman Okabe of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee coronavirus taskforce in which he mentioned that it would be necessary to suspend the ongoing Games in the event that healthcare capacity for the general public came under heavy strain in the nation’s capital due to the explosive coronavirus resurgence. While noting that the current situation does not warrant suspension, the leading physician said that the Paralympics, which are set to begin in late August, should be called off if the epidemic curve keeps rising.

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