Protesters with a ‘No Olympics’ banner in Tokyo during a demonstration against the Tokyo Games. Photo: AP Protesters with a ‘No Olympics’ banner in Tokyo during a demonstration against the Tokyo Games. Photo: AP
Protesters with a ‘No Olympics’ banner in Tokyo during a demonstration against the Tokyo Games. Photo: AP

Tokyo Olympics: nine Japanese governors want option to scrap Games amid coronavirus surge

  • The leaders of Saitama, Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures – which are due to host soccer matches and the cycling road race – are among those with doubts
  • With 11 weeks to go before the opening ceremony, Covid-19 infections in Tokyo are rising, driven by the B.1.1.7 strain first discovered in Britain

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Protesters with a ‘No Olympics’ banner in Tokyo during a demonstration against the Tokyo Games. Photo: AP Protesters with a ‘No Olympics’ banner in Tokyo during a demonstration against the Tokyo Games. Photo: AP
Protesters with a ‘No Olympics’ banner in Tokyo during a demonstration against the Tokyo Games. Photo: AP
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