The Japanese newspaper Asahi, the official partner of the Summer Olympics, has announced the cancellation of the competition due to the worsening coronavirus situation in the country. Information about this appeared on the newspaper’s website the day before.
The authors of the appeal note that the spread of COVID-19 in Japan has not yet been stopped. In Tokyo and other regions of the country, an emergency regime may be introduced.
“We think it is unwise to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. We appeal to the Prime Minister of Japan and ask him to soberly assess the current situation in the country and cancel the competition, ”the statement reads.
Let us remind you that the Summer Olympic Games are to be held in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8 this year. The competition will be held without fans.