A Kyodo News poll did reveal another strong people’s opinion poll over the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Mostly, Japan’s 80 per cent of citizens strongly feel that the Olympics need to cancel or delay the event. Mainly, due to the huge surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.
Precisely, the survey did find out that 35.3 per cent want the Games cancelled. And 44.8 per cent did favour another delay.
Mainly, the Tokyo Olympics is the world’s biggest multi-sports events. The organisers did postpone the event last year due to the pandemic. Earlier, it was to begin from July 23 and end on August 8 in the Japanese capital.
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In fact, Yoshihide Sugar, Japanese Prime minister did declare a State of emergency on Thursday. Especially, for greater Tokyo region. In particular, he hints the measures can extend to other areas, too. Mostly, Japan is struggling to contain a surge in COVID-19 infections. Notably, Sugar did take charge of office only in September last year. And he is under constant fire for handling the pandemic. In addition, losing out on the support rate hugely ever since.
In 2020, the Kyodo’s survey did show Suga’s cabinet ministry approval rate did slide 9 points. Especially, from last month to 41.3 per cent with the disapproval rate rising to 42.8 per cent.
Though, 68 per cent of the people are dissatisfied with the government’s response to the pandemic. Also, 79 per cent did say Suga’s decision to declare a state of emergency for Tokyo is late.
According to the senior Olympics official, Dick Pound said athletes are a priority. Also, they need vaccines against the Coronavirus. So, the Games can plan in advance.
Further, a very long-serving International Olympics Committee IOC members of the Canadian Pound did hint that the Games can go on. Only, after the athletes receive their doses of the vaccine. In addition, he said that there is no assurance if the Olympics can take place in 200 days or not. Only, because of the ever-changing nature of COVID-19.
However, it is estimated that over 15,000 athletes from almost each and every nation are to arrive here.