The trade union of Japanese doctors declared the impossibility of safe holding of the Olympics

The union expressed concerns about the possible importation of new variants of the virus during the competition.

Safe hosting of the Tokyo Olympics as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage is “not possible,” a Japanese hospital doctors ‘ union has warned.

“We strongly oppose hosting the Olympic Games in Tokyo at a time when people around the world are struggling with the new coronavirus,” the union said in a statement sent to the government.

“It is impossible to hold a safe and secure Olympics during a pandemic,” the document says.

“We cannot deny the danger that new variants of the virus will be brought to Tokyo from all over the world,” the union said.

The announcement comes amid Japan’s struggle to cope with the fourth wave of the virus infection, with a state of emergency declared in some regions, including the capital.

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Author: Oleg Ceban
Graduated from University of Oxford. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the world news section in the Free News editors.
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