77 days before the Tokyo Olympics, The Japanese government on Friday decided to extend the state of emergency in the capital and other parts of the country.
The move, announced by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, is valid until May 31 and has been adopted due to the number of Kovid-19 cases.
Steps Is in effect It can be extended more often from the end of April.
In addition to Tokyo, the measure was extended to Osaka, Kyoto, and Hogo, and is now valid in Ichi and Fukuoka.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihid Suga at a press conference on February 2 this year on the epidemic – Photo: David Mareil / Pool via Reuters
The Olympic Games will take place this year between July 23, August 8 and the Paralympic Games between August 24 and September 5.
The event also took place in 2020 It was postponed Within a year due to contagious disease.
Criticizes Japanese government and Games organization and pressures to cancel event Because of the pandemic – this was abandoned several times by both parties.
The local organizing committee has already said The Olympics will be held “regardless of pandemic” And Tokyo Games is sure to be a safe event.
Kovid-19 records an average of 5,000 patients and 60 deaths per day in Japan. Since the beginning of the Pandemic, 625 thousand cases and 10.5 thousand deaths have been confirmed.
The country has a population of approximately 126 million, the 11th most populous country in the world, behind Mexico (128 million) and Ethiopia (114 million).