Toky Olympics: Big boost for Olympics hopes; “WHO hopes Japan can host”

Tokyo Olympics Poll: Dissent continues to grow in Japan as 60% people want Games cancelled, shows poll despite IOC and govt assurances
Tokyo Olympics Poll: Dissent continues to grow in Japan as 60% people want Games cancelled, shows poll despite IOC and govt assurances

Toky Olympics: Big boost for Olympics hopes; “WHO hopes Japan can host” –

The World Health Organization hopes the Olympics can go ahead in Japan this summer, but there must be an assessment to determine how best to manage risks from COVID-19 pandemic, the chief of the WHO’s emergencies programme said on Friday.

“It is our hope that the Olympics can occur,” Mike Ryan told a briefing, describing the Japanese authorities as “highly competent” to make decisions on how to stage the Games while avoiding social mixing that would spread the virus.