Tokyo’s Olympics chief says Japan remains committed to holding a safe games, despite a surge of COVID-19 cases in the country.
- Games organisers are staring down calls for another postponement at home and abroad
- Japan is battling a fourth wave of COVID-19, fuelled by the strain first identified in the UK
- Experts say the Games should be cancelled, given Japan’s lacklustre vaccination rates
“We’re not thinking of cancelling the Olympics,” Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto said, speaking on behalf of the organising committee.
“We will continue to do what we can to implement a thorough safety regimen that will make people feel complete safety.”
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