At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, the Minister for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Marukawa said that the entire period of the Tokyo Olympics would be included in the period of emergency declaration. We will steadily proceed with preparations in close cooperation with the parties concerned so that many people will feel strongly that it is possible to hold a safe and secure Games. "

In addition, regarding the decrease in ticket revenue due to holding without spectators in 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures, "The Organizing Committee, which is the organizer of the tournament, will examine the revenue including ticket revenue, and in terms of expenditure. We recognize that we should continue to scrutinize our expenses. "



On the other hand, when the reporters asked about the issue of holding the event without spectators, Minister Marukawa said, "I think that the medical staff prepared on the premise that there are spectators will be reviewed, and security will also be considered. I would like the Organizing Committee to carefully scrutinize it. "

Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura "Very appropriate evaluation / judgment"

At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura said, "I had a very appropriate evaluation and judgment. Athletes also fight Corona and compete in the field of Tokyo. People also support athletes at home. By doing so, I would like to have them take action to prevent the spread of the infection and make it an Olympics to fight Corona together. "

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hagita "Safety and security is unavoidable"

At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hagiuda said, "I wanted many people to watch the competition at the venue at the best opportunity to hold the Olympic Games in Japan, but the current infection situation and As a result of giving top priority to safety and security in light of the medical situation, it was unavoidable that we decided on such a direction. Unfortunately, we would appreciate your understanding and cooperation. "

Constitutional Democratic Party Chairman "Should be completely unattended"

The Constitutional Democratic Party's chairman of the Azumi National Assembly told reporters, "We are still in the process of declaring an emergency, so I think we were still right to cancel or postpone it. However, if you are a non-audience person, you should do it consistently, including in Sapporo, which is the venue for marathons. "

Communist Tamura Policy Committee Chairman "Audience is unthinkable"

At a press conference, the Communist Party's policy chairman Tamura said, "I'm worried about infection in and around Tokyo. However, given the extremely strong infectivity of" Delta strains, "there is a risk that the infection will spread nationwide in the wake of the convention. I can't deny it, and I need to look more seriously at the impact of having spectators. The tournament should be canceled in the first place, but if I do, I can't think of any spectators. "

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