Tokyo: Six people diagnosed with Covid-19 who helped on the relay in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima on April 27, Tokyo 2020
The organisers stated “ All of them assisted with traffic control and wore masks, three of them helped in the city of Amami and other three in the city of Kirishima”.
Two other people helping with the torch relay on the southern island of Shikoku were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last month, including a police officer who guided traffic in Kagawa prefecture.
At this crucial state, the Tokyo 2020 organisers urged people to follow up the Covid-19 protocols. The locals are largely opposing the Olympics fearing the event will lead to more Covid-19 infections. However, the Japanese authorities assured to follow the Covid-19 protocols and protect the game participants.
Earlier, last month Japan was declared a Covid-19 state of emergency for the major population centres of Tokyo and Osaka. The games were delayed by a year due to pandemic and it was scheduled to open by July 23.