Olympics open tomorrow, Tokyo actually records the highest COVID-19 cases since January

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics will be held on Friday (23/7) tomorrow. However, the case of the corona virus (COVID-19) in Tokyo actually showed the highest number since January 2021.

As of Wednesday (21/7), Tokyo recorded 1,832 new COVID-19 cases. The figure was the highest since January 16 and the sixth-highest daily number of COVID-19 cases in Tokyo. This number is also the highest recorded on Wednesday.

The average daily number of COVID-19 cases in the week to Wednesday reached 1,277.6. Whereas in the previous week, the average daily cases only reached 823.3. Berita Terkini

Experts say Japan is experiencing its fifth wave of infections as new cases rise ahead of the Tokyo Olympics opening. Health experts have also warned of a possible “critical” COVID-19 situation in Tokyo, as they expect infections to spike further in early August during the Olympics.

On the other hand, the number of athletes and staff exposed to COVID-19 at the Tokyo Olympics continues to grow ahead of the Opening Ceremony tomorrow. As of Wednesday, the number of COVID-19 cases in the Tokyo Olympics has reached 75, including athletes, staff and volunteers. Berita Hari Ini

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It remains unclear whether athletes who test positive for COVID-19 will be allowed to enter competitions after they recover or not. But organizers insisted that the “bubble” to protect the population from athletes, staff and others associated with the Olympics and vice versa remained intact.

“Nobody who tests positive for PCR will be on the playing field,” said International Olympic Committee panel chair Brian McCloskey.

COVID-19 infections related to the Tokyo Olympics have been detected on numerous occasions. Including when the participants were about to depart from their home countries, after they landed in Japan, and after they arrived at the Olympic Village at Tokyo’s Harumi Waterfront. Berita politik

“What we’re seeing now is what we predicted,” McCloskey said. “The numbers we’re seeing are actually very low. They may be lower than we thought.” Avril Lavigne Fanpage

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