Emergencies have been added to Tokyo and other areas 20 days before the Olympics.
Japan has exacerbated the outbreak of coronavirus in Tokyo and elsewhere for another 20 days, the disease was not delayed as it prepares to host the Olympics in just over 50 days.
Law cases are still pending and medical facilities in Osaka, the worst-hit area in western Japan, are still under heavy pressure, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced this on Friday.
“I know a lot of people are talking about their blackness when it comes to playing Olympic and Disabled,” he said. “I take them seriously, and I will continue to prepare for the Safe Games.”
He said the next three weeks were “the most important time for us to achieve our goals” in the two wars against disease and vaccination development.
The current crisis in the capital and eight other areas is set to end on Monday, but hospitals in some areas are flooded with COVID-19 patients and serious cases have been on the rise.
The 20-day extension covers nine areas from Hokkaido in the north to Fukuoka in the south. Region 10, the southernmost part of Okinawa Island, has been under threat since June 20.
Olympic organizers have to decide almost that time if they will allow any fans, outside spectators banned a few months ago. A program to prioritize vaccination for Japanese athletes is expected to begin that time, according to media reports.
The Olympic Games are set to begin on July 23 after a year of suspension due to the epidemic, and concerns over new changes and a vaccine in Japan have led to calls from individuals, medical professionals and donors to end the Games.
On Thursday, Naoto Ueyama, chairman of the small Japan Doctors Union, warned that the Games could create a “Tokyo Olympic problem” for coronavirus and advocate for “accident prevention”.
Haruo Ozaki, executive director of the Tokyo Medical Association with more than 20,000 members, said planners should ban all spectators “at least”.
Even in the event of an emergency, the Japanese playground is allowed to have 5,000 or 50% spectators, each the smallest.
The level of support for the Suga people has dropped by almost 30% from 70% when he started working in September.
Experts have warned that the virus is spreading the disease, causing serious illness and flooding in some areas.
Japan is on the verge of receiving a vaccine for experimental and error-correction services and a shortage of medical personnel.
Only 2.3 percent of people who have been fully vaccinated, and the anti-aging segment are not planning to finish the game before the start of the game.
However, Suga and his government are determined to participate in the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee also said that the Games would continue, even if the Tokyo-based city was in danger.
Officials have been trying to spread the word that the Games will be safe, announcing soon that most of those in the Olympic village will be vaccinated.
Despite bad voting and warnings against the Games, protests against the event attract only a few people.
The government has been working hard to speed up vaccination and is seeking to raise $ 1 million a day, but some experts say it is aimed at relying more heavily on this.
Japan has reported 739,000 cases of coronavirus and more than 12,700 deaths.