Japanese Authorities Doubt In The Holding Of The Olympics In Tokyo Without The COVID-19 Vaccine
It will be difficult to operate the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 if by that time it is not possible to develop an effective vaccine against COVID-19, said the head of the Medical Association of Japan, Yoshitake Yokokura.
"I am not saying whether Japan should or should not host the Olympic Games. I say it will be difficult to do this," he told reporters at a briefing.
The official also called on the Japanese authorities to increase testing for the detection of coronavirus, without which it is impossible to accurately indicate the downward trend in the number of infected people.
The Tokyo Olympic games were supposed to be held in 2020 but were postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As of last Monday evening, there were 14,153 cases of coronavirus infection with 385 lethal cases, in Japan.