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Coronavirus cases in Japan are surging but Tokyo Olympics chief says the games will not be cancelled – ABC News

Tokyo’s Olympics chief says Japan remains committed to holding a safe games despite a surge of COVID-19 cases in the country.

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Tokyo’s Olympics chief says Japan remains committed to holding a safe games, despite a surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. 
Key points:

  • Games organisers are staring down calls for another postponement at home and abroad 
  • Japan is battling a fourth wave of COVID-19, fuelled by the strain first identified in the UK 
  • Experts say the Games should be cancelled, given Japan’s lacklustre vaccination rates

“We’re not thinking of cancelling the Olympics,” Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto said, speaking…

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