Next week’s Tokyo Olympics torch tour has been canceled across the city due to the increasing new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) cases in Osaka, Japan.
At a press conference, Osaka Governor Yoşimura Hirofumi announced that the olympic torch trip to Osaka on April 13-14 could not be carried out due to the impact of the Kovid-19 outbreak.
Reminiscent of the increase in daily cases in the city, Governor Yosimura said that within the scope of the measures, Osaka residents should avoid going out without need.
Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee Chief Executive (CEO) Muto Toshiro, “Changing the format is inevitable to reduce risk.” Using the expression i , he stated that they respect the decision of the Governor’s Office.
WILL BE IN TOKYO ON JULY 23
The torch, whose country-wide tour started from Fukushima in the northeast at the end of March, is scheduled to arrive in Tokyo on July 23, after traveling through 47 states.
It was decided to hold the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which were previously planned to be held on 24 July-9 August 2020 and postponed due to the epidemic, on 23 July-8 August 2021.