The Paralympics is all set to begin from 24 August in which around 4,400 athletes from approximately 160 teams are going to take part. Just for the information, Paralympics is a series of international contests for athletes with disabilities.
About the reported Covid-19 case
Just a few days before the Paralympics a covid-19 case has been reported, the information was provided by the organizers on Thursday. They also added that the person who tested positive for the covid-19 virus is not an athlete and also not a resident of Japan. The person is a member of sports-related staff. They did not provide much information on the matter.
Earlier, 74 covid-19 cases were also reported by the organizers. However, they were mostly sports workers or contractors who lived in Japan. Other six cases have been reported by the local area hosting team for training camps.
Japan struggling from covid-19
In recent days, Japan has reported more than 20,000 virus cases every day and this is more than ever before. The government has further expanded the virus emergency to 13 regions by September 12.
The safety measures taken by the government has shortened the opening hours of restaurants and bars. The experts have questioned the effectiveness of the restrictions.
Seeing the situation of Tokyo, the organizers have decided that there will be no spectators allowed in the Paralympics. During the Olympic games this month, through tough anti-virus measures, the organizers manage to keep covid at bay.
For the safety measures, everyone will go through the covid-19 test regularly. Along with that, it is compulsory to wear face masks and maintain social distancing within the Paralympic village.
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So far there have been 546 positive cases related to the Olympics games. Some experts believe that hosting the Olympics made the government’s warnings about covid-19 appears less important than it really is.