Tokyo Olympics: Less than 1,000 people to watch opening ceremony in attendance
The Tokyo Olympics gets underway from Friday. The opening ceremony would be held at The New National Stadium in the Japanese capital on the same day. At the same time, around 950 people are expected to be in attendance for the ceremony.
Friday is here; the Olympics is here. The traditional opening ceremony would be held at The New National Stadium in Tokyo on Friday. However, owing to the COVID restrictions in the country, it would be held behind closed doors.
Notwithstanding, there would still be some non-participating persons in attendance during the ceremony, including officials, special guests of honour and reporters. According to a Xinhua report, around 950 people would be in attendance for the ceremony.
Meanwhile, the organising committee reported that Thursday saw 12 new COVID cases related to the Games, while a couple of overseas athletes were infected at the Village. Since July 1, 87 Games-related people have tested COVID positive.
While Tokyo 2020 chief Hidemasa Nakamura has stated that it would be complicated to get rid of the virus entirely, the organising committee has mechanisms to identify the infected quickly and contain the spread. "We hope to provide a safe environment for all, and of course, we need everyone's help," he said.
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