US travel advisory and surging Covid-19 cases in Japan fail to deter Tokyo Olympics organisers

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “US travel advisory and surging Covid-19 cases in Japan fail to deter Tokyo Olympics organisers” – below is their description.

    The US issued a “do not travel” advisory for Japan on May 24, 2021, just two months ahead of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases and with public opposition to the Games mounting, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, local organisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continue to follow the official line that the Games will go ahead on July 23.

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