Japanese fear that the Olympics will lead to the spread of covid

Amid these fears, the percentage of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s supporters fell to 35.9 percent, Kyodo reported

Japanese fear that the Olympics will lead to the spread of covid

According to TASS, at least 87 percent of Japanese residents have concerns that holding the Summer Olympics in Tokyo could lead to an even greater spread of a new coronavirus in the country.

“Amid these fears, the share of those who do not support the government of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reached its maximum level – 49.8%. Only 35.9% of respondents said they supported the Cabinet’s actions, which was an anti-record, – reads the survey published by the Kyodo agency on Sunday, – Finally, 67.9% of respondents said they did not consider the government’s decision to introduce an emergency situation in Tokyo from July 12 to August 22 due to worsening epidemiological situation in the region”.

The Tokyo Olympics were scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Because of the pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year, and now it will be held from July 23 to August 8. The organizers decided to hold the Games without foreign fans, local spectators will also not be allowed to the events in six Japanese prefectures, including Tokyo.

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