As athletes around the world prepare to travel to Tokyo to compete in the world’s largest sports competition, Tokyo citizens gather and ask authorities to cancel the games. As we reported earlier, Tokyo has seen a spike in COVID cases recently and it looks like the virus has infiltrated the Olympic site.
An Olympic Village employee tested positive for the virus on Friday, according to TMZ, and organizers announce that they are under “pressure” about how the Olympics will progress. The organizers reportedly find that the employee does not live in Japan and his job is described only as “gaming personnel”.
Despite this, protesters have gathered outside the Olympic Village and are demanding that the Olympic Games be canceled. As we previously reported, Tokyo is currently in a state of emergency, which has prompted the Japanese Olympic Committee to ban spectators from the event.
“A very difficult judgment was passed,” said Seiko Hashimoto, a pillar of the committee. “There is no choice but to have a limited number of games.”
The employees who tested positive were reportedly placed in a 14-day quarantine, even though the Olympics begin in a week. Tokyo is expecting around 11,000 athletes from around the world to attend the Games, who will live in the Olympic Village for the duration of the competition.
So far there has been no news of the Games being canceled, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki recently made a statement of faith on the health measures taken in Tokyo.
“We are aware of the careful preparations by the government and the international committee, including the public health measures that are required to protect athletes, staff and spectators, which is why, as I said, we support the progress of the Games. ” She said.
The 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo are slated to begin on July 23.
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