Medical unions in Japan formally demanded that the government cancel the Olympics in Tokyo. This was reported on Friday, May 14, by the NHK newspaper.
“Doctors and nurses due to excessive employment is difficult to participate in such an important matter as vaccination, and certainly to volunteer at the Olympics, they certainly do not get a hand, “- quotes the words of the head of the Japanese Labor Union Naoto Ueyama.
It is noted that a petition demanding the cancellation of the Olympic Games because of the pandemic coronavirus has collected over 351 thousand votes. The document was sent to the governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike, the Japanese government, and was also sent to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee.
“I think holding the Olympics now is a question of whether our priority is life or the ceremony and event called the Olympics,” Kenji Utsunomiya, the author of the petition, told reporters.
On May 8, IOC Vice President John Coats said the Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics would take place because the event organizers had developed a “custom-made Olympic bubble” to protect both athletes and the country’s population from coronavirus infection.
On April 28 the head of the organizing committee of “Tokyo 2020” Seiko Hashimoto said that the organizers of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo are counting on the admission of local fans at sports facilities, but the option of the Games completely without spectators is not excluded.