Source Title: Japanese Prime Minister recommits that Tokyo Olympic Games will be held as scheduled
Xinhua News Agency & nbsp; & nbsp; Japanese Prime Minister Kan Yiwei said in his speech at the world economic forum that the Japanese government’s determination to host this summer’s Tokyo Olympic Games remains unchanged, while promising that Japan will control the epidemic.
Kan Yiwei made the above remarks at the “Davos agenda” dialogue held online on the 29th, saying: “we are preparing to hold the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer. I am determined to make the Olympic Games the proof of mankind’s victory over the epidemic, a symbol of world unity, and bring hope and courage to the world at the same time. ”
This is the sixth time that Kan Yiwei has publicly expressed his determination to hold the Olympic Games as scheduled since 2021. He also said that the Japanese government is determined to control the epidemic as soon as possible in order to ensure that the Olympic Games will be held safely.
Japanese public opinion believes that the third wave of the epidemic, which has worsened since December last year, is mainly due to the domestic tourism stimulus measures launched by Kan Yiwei since he came to power. Because of this measure, many domestic scenic spots in Japan are crowded with people, leading to the rapid spread of the virus in a short time. In order to deal with the epidemic, Kan Yiwei announced a state of emergency in 11 prefectures including Tokyo on February 7, which will end on February 7. But there are reports that the state of emergency may be extended to the end of February.
Because the epidemic has not yet been controlled, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has recently postponed the restart time of the Olympic test events from March 4 to April 3.
The number of new deaths in Japan on January 28 hit a new high since the outbreak, and the number of new cases in the capital circle is still at a high level. Due to the continuous death of confirmed cases in isolation at home, Kan Yiwei repeatedly apologized in parliament recently and admitted that there were deficiencies in the medical system.