With 77 days to go before the Tokyo Olympics, The Japanese government on Friday (7) decided to extend the state of emergency in various areas of the capital and the country..
The measure announced by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is valid until 31 May and was adopted due to the number of Kovid-19 cases.
Remedy Are in force May be extended more frequently from late April.
In addition to Tokyo, the measure was also extended to Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo and is now valid in the departments of Aichi and Fukuoka.
Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, during a press conference on the epidemic on 2 February this year
The Olympic Games are scheduled to be held between 23 July to 8 August this year and the Paralympic Games between 24 August and 5 September.
The event was supposed to take place in 2020 and It was postponed In one year due to the epidemic.
The Japanese government and the organization of the Games were criticized and pressured to cancel the event Due to the epidemic – which has been abandoned many times by both parties.
The local organizing committee has already said that The Olympics will be “regardless of the epidemic” And ensures that the Tokyo Games will be a safe event.
Japan has recorded an average of 5,000 infected and 60 deaths per day from Kovid-19. Since the onset of the epidemic, 625 thousand cases were confirmed and 10.5 thousand deaths occurred.
The country has about 126 million inhabitants and is the 11th most populous in the world, ahead of Mexico (128 million) and Ethiopia (114 million).