Osaka Leg Of Tokyo Olympics Torch Tour Canceled Due To Coronavirus
Next week’s Tokyo Olympics torch tour was canceled across the city due to the increasing new types of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Osaka, Japan. At a press conference, Osaka Governor Yosimura Hirofumi announced that the Olympic torch could not be carried out on April 13-14 due to the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Reminding that daily cases are increasing in the city, Governor Yoshimura Hirofumi said that within the scope of the measures, Osaka residents should avoid going out without a need.
“It is inevitable to change the format to reduce risk,” said Muto Toshiro, CEO of the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee. He stated that they respect the decision of the governorship.
The torch, whose country-wide tour started from Fukushima in the northeast at the end of march, is scheduled to arrive in Tokyo on July 23, after traveling through forty seven states.
It was decided to hold the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which were previously planned to be held on 24 July-9 August 2020 and postponed due to the epidemic, on 23 July-8 August 2021.