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'Impossible' to hold Olympics during COVID-19 pandemic, Japan doctors union warns

'Impossible' to hold Olympics during COVID-19 pandemic, Japan doctors union warns

13/5/2021 2:55:00 PM
Coronavirus, Covıd-19, Tokyo 2020, Olympics

'Impossible' to hold Olympics during COVID-19 pandemic, Japan doctors union warns

Holding the Tokyo Olympics safely as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage would be 'impossible', a union of Japanese hospital doctors warned ...

The statement comes as Japan battles a fourth wave of virus infections, with several areas including the capital under a state of emergency.The surge has put pressure on the country's healthcare system, with medical professionals repeatedly warning about shortages and burnout.

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In recent days, several governors have said they will not allocate hospital beds for athletes, and plans for teams to train in Japan before the Games have in some cases been scrapped.AdvertisementWith just over 10 weeks until the Games open on Jul 23, public opinion remains opposed, with most favouring a further delay or cancellation.

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