The Japanese government is likely to recommend extending a state of emergency that includes Tokyo and other major cities as it tries to rein in coronavirus infections ahead of the Olympics. Photo: Bloomberg
The Japanese government is likely to recommend extending a state of emergency that includes Tokyo and other major cities as it tries to rein in coronavirus infections ahead of the Olympics. Photo: Bloomberg

Tokyo Olympics: with eight weeks to the Games, is Japan delaying day of reckoning amid torrent of warnings?

  • The bad news continues: Japan is still racing to control Covid-19, medical experts say the Games could give rise to an ‘Olympic strain’ and athletes have reservations about travel or are threatening to pull out 
  • There are also rumours of a boycott by South Korea over a territorial dispute. Assurances by the IOC that the Games will be safe have not calmed fears

The Japanese government is likely to recommend extending a state of emergency that includes Tokyo and other major cities as it tries to rein in coronavirus infections ahead of the Olympics. Photo: Bloomberg
The Japanese government is likely to recommend extending a state of emergency that includes Tokyo and other major cities as it tries to rein in coronavirus infections ahead of the Olympics. Photo: Bloomberg
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