AdvertisementAdvertisement"But, from my position as the head of medical workers, I have to say that holding the Games is really difficult."Ozaki called on organisers to"show concrete measures on how they can prevent the spread of infection at home and abroad".
"Then we would like to sincerely study if such a plan is realistic," he wrote.AdvertisementThe comments come as Tokyo marks 100 days until the virus-postponed 2020 Olympics open on Jul 23.The rise in COVID-19 cases in Japan and abroad is fuelling concerns about whether the Games can, or should, go ahead.
New virus restrictions have been put in place in several parts of Japan, including Tokyo and Osaka.The measures are significantly looser than lockdowns seen in other parts of the world, but they have forced the Olympic torch relay off public roads in Osaka. headtopics.com
Instead, the flame is being carried along a closed course inside a park with the public kept away.Olympic organisers have released a series of virus rulebooks they say will keep the Games safe.They will bar overseas spectators, limit the movement of athletes and require regular virus testing.
But vaccination will not be required and quarantine rules will be waived for Olympic participants.Polls show a majority of people in Japan want the Games postponed or cancelled. Read more: CNA »
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