Japan is facing a serious conundrum. It has sunk so much money into the Olympics. Officially 15 .4 million Us dollars. If Tokyo cancels the games, the country stands to lose an estimated 16.5 billion. So organizers are loathing to stop the games. but citizens see a public health danger if the moves forward majority do not want it to happen
Recent information received that eight staff at a Japanese hotel hosting Brazil's Olympic judo team have tested positive for coronavirus. Health and sports officials at Hamamatsu city, west of Tokyo, said virus screenings were done before the judo delegation of around 30 members arrived there on Saturday. None of the infected individuals came in contact with the athletes, they said. The news comes as Tokyo prepares to host the Olympic Games mostly behind closed doors, with strict anti-infection measures placed on athletes, officials, and journalists. "Only those who have proof of a negative test are working" with the judo team, said Yoshinobu Sawada, a sports official.
It seems that Tokyo is currently under virus threats, with infections surging. The city recorded 1,149 cases on Wednesday, the highest figure since January. Let us tell you that the rest of the team is now quarantined in their accommodation, after their report came negative, they will be able to resume training as early as Friday, the official added. The International Olympic federation said that over 8,000 people who arrived between July 1 and 13, just three tested positive after arrival and were isolated.