Treatment of spring place To the final decision on the 1st of next month Japan Sumo Association February 25 19:47
As the spread of the new coronavirus spreads, the Japan Sumo Association will hold an extraordinary meeting on the day before the week before the grand sumo spring in Osaka City on the 8th. Clarified the policy of making final decisions, such as whether to include the audience.
As the spread of the new coronavirus continues, the grand sumo spring venue is scheduled to celebrate its first day at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium on 8th, and the Japan Sumo Association will hold a meeting by executives in Osaka City on 25th to treat the place Considered.
Following the meeting, Public Relations Manager Shibatayama of the Japan Sumo Association responded to the report and convened an extraordinary meeting on the 1st of next month to clarify the policy to make final decisions.
Regarding the treatment of spring places, Mr. Shibata, Director of Public Relations, has three options: (1) holding without audience at the moment, (2) stopping the venue, and (4) holding with audience. "I think there are many movements, such as what is going on in the country and government policies. You have to look at the changes in the situation."
While the Sumo Association is examining the handling of spring places, wrestlers are encouraged to wash their hands, gargle, use disinfectants, refrain from going out of hurry, and provide fan services such as shaking hands and signing as much as possible. That they are not instructed.