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Tokyo Olympics | More tests, no quarantine in updated rules - TechiLive.in

Tokyo Olympics | More tests, no quarantine in updated rules

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Organisers are expected to drop a 14-day quarantine requirement, allowing athletes to train when they arrive.

Tokyo Olympic organisers and the IOC are to unveil new plans this week to explain how 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes can compete in Japan when the games open in three months in the midst of a pandemic.

The rollout of the second edition of the “Playbooks” — an IOC guidebook explaining how the games can be pulled off — comes as Tokyo, Osaka and several other areas have been placed under a third state of emergency as coronavirus cases surge.

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Japan, which has attributed about 10,000 deaths to COVID-19, has also been slow with local vaccination with about 1% so far getting shots.

Organisers are expected to announce daily testing for athletes. They are also expected to drop a 14-day quarantine requirement, allowing athletes to train when they arrive. Athletes will be required to stay within a “bubble” consisting of the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay, venues and training areas.

Japan’s Kyodo news, citing unnamed sources, said athletes and staff will have to be tested twice within 96 hours before leaving home. They will also be tested upon arrival in Japan.

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The Playbook for athletes is to be updated on April 28, while Playbooks for media and others will be unveiled on April 30. A final edition of all Playbooks will be published in June.

Resistance to the Olympics in Japan is still running high with 70-80% opposing it in recent polls. Fans from abroad have already been barred, and organisers have put off until as late a June, a decision on having any fans at all at Olympic venues.

Taro Kono, the minister in charge of vaccination in Japan, suggested earlier this month that empty venues was a probable option.

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IOC President Thomas Bach last week said his plans to meet the torch relay in Hiroshima on May 17-18 are still not confirmed. Mr. Bach’s arrival would be just days after the latest state of emergency ends on May 11.

Opposition lawmakers in Japan’s national legislature have suggested Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga scheduled the state of emergency to accommodate Bach.

The government and the International Olympic Committee have said the precautions are in place specifically for Japan’s “Golden Week” holiday, which begins on April 29.

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The torch relay, which began on March 25 in Fukushima in northeastern Japan, has been detoured several times this month and was forced to run in an empty city park in Osaka. It was also rerouted in Matsuyama City Ehime prefecture.

It will be banned altogether this weekend on the Okinawa island of Miyakojima. The small island has only one hospital. The relay will run through other locations on Okinawa.

The heavily sponsored relay is a caravan of more than a dozen cars and other vehicles festooned with advertising from major sponsors like Coca-Cola and Toyota. Torch runners — there are 10,000 in total — typically bring up the rear amid blaring music and banter from DJs.

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The relay is scheduled to end at the National Stadium on July 23 for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games.

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