Tokyo, Thursday 22 July 2021
The Tokyo Olympics begins on 23 July (Friday). Just a day earlier, in the Japanese capital Tokyo, on Thursday, a record 1979 cases of corona were reported. These cases are the highest in the last six months. Earlier on January 15, 2,044 cases of corona were reported in Tokyo. Corona cases are increasing in Tokyo. On Wednesday, 1832 new cases of corona virus were reported.
The total number of infected in Japan has crossed eight and a half million. This pandemic has killed more than 15,000 people. Significantly, on July 12, Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a Corona Emergency in Tokyo. The state of emergency will remain in force in the city till August 22.
Despite the emergency situation of Corona, the cases of virus are increasing continuously. On Thursday, Czech Republic volleyball player Marka Nuschu and Dutch Taekwondo player Reshmi Agink had to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics due to Corona infection. With these two, the number of infected players in the Olympic village has reached 10.