Although there are only three days left until its start and sports fans are waiting for the kick to enjoy it again, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 still at risk of being canceled for the last minute positive cases of COVID-19 in athletes affected to the competition.
He was the head of the organizing committee of the Olympic Games, Toshiro muto, who did not rule out a few minutes ago at a press conference the decision to go back and that the long-awaited contest is not disputed due to repeated infections.
“We cannot predict what will happen to the number of coronavirus cases. Therefore, we will continue discussions if there is an increase in cases“Muto began.
“We have agreed that based on the coronavirus situation, we will reconvene five-party talks. At this point, coronavirus cases may increase or decrease, so we will think about what we should do when the situation arises “, continuous.
Among those accredited for the Games, where there are athletes and officials, there have been 67 cases of COVID-19 infections since July 1, the organizers assured this Tuesday.
Japan has increased security measures to avoid new infections in the Olympic Village, but several protagonists have continued to test positive in the last hours: if it is finally decided to postpone them, it will be the second consecutive time that this happens, since the Games should have been played in 2020 but were suspended due to the pandemic .