China News Service, July 2nd, a comprehensive report that more than 20 days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, the epidemic in Tokyo, Japan, has worsened after the emergency declaration was lifted. The current implementation of key epidemic prevention measures such as spreading prevention will be July 11. When the date expires, the analysis said that the Japanese government is likely to extend the key measures. Once the key measures are extended, the number of audiences accepted by the Tokyo Olympics may be affected; moreover, if the epidemic worsens, the Japanese government may also make preparations for holding closed-door events. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga also made it clear that "it is also possible to empty the field."

On April 23, local time, a big screen on the streets of Tokyo, Japan broadcasted the third emergency declaration issued by the Japanese government, involving Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto.

Tokyo epidemic worsens

Key epidemic prevention measures may be extended

  According to Japanese media reports, the epidemic has continued to heat up in Tokyo in just 10 days from the lifting of the emergency declaration on June 20 to June 30.

  There were 714 new confirmed cases on June 30, and more than 700 new cases have been added in a single day since May 26.

Experts have a strong sense of crisis for the rapid expansion of the epidemic.

  Some experts predict that if according to the current increasing trend, there may be about 724 new confirmed cases in a single day on July 14, and four weeks later, on July 28, there will be more than 1,000 new confirmed cases in a single day, which is equivalent to the beginning of this year. The third wave of epidemic levels.

  It is reported that the key measures currently implemented by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to prevent spread are planned to be lifted on July 11. However, analysis believes that due to the recent deterioration of the new crown epidemic, it may be difficult to avoid extending the implementation. The Japanese government is expected to make a judgment in the near future.

  Japanese media said that with regard to the recent epidemic situation in Tokyo, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said at the meeting of relevant ministers and committees that there is a “increasing tendency” and he also expressed his vigilance on the rising epidemic.

  Relevant persons in the Japanese government also said that if the current epidemic situation continues, the key measures currently being implemented by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government may not be lifted; the Japanese government will judge the number of newly confirmed cases in these two days and will move towards the extension as soon as this week.

The countdown to the opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is in the countdown, and Olympic elements are all over the streets of Tokyo, Japan.

The number of Olympic spectators halved?

May be held empty

  Japanese media pointed out that once Tokyo’s key measures are extended, they may overlap with the Tokyo Olympics, which opens on July 23. If the epidemic worsens, the Japanese government is also ready to host closed-door events.

  Kyodo News Agency reported that Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga talked about the reception of spectators for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on the 1st. Considering the expansion of the new crown epidemic, he once again emphasized that "I made it clear that empty venues are also possible."

  Natsuo Yamaguchi, the leader of the Komeito Party of Japan, also told the media in Tokyo: "On the basis of taking into consideration the non-audience, I hope that (the government) will not miss the opportunity to release information to the people."

  In addition, there is also a plan within the Japanese government that if the key measures are extended, the upper limit of the number of visitors will be halved to 5,000.

Previously, the upper limit of the number of spectators in the Tokyo Olympic Games venues was set to not exceed 10,000 in principle.

  Although Yoshihide Suga said that empty venues are also possible, he also said in response to reporters related questions that the way to accept audiences will be decided on the basis of five parties including the Japanese government, the Olympic Organizing Committee, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Exuding dedication to accepting the audience.