Organisers insist games can go ahead with “proper measures” but a prominent public health expert warns “bubble system is kind of broken” and infections can spread to the local community.
Two more athletes are reported to have tested positive on Monday as fears grow some games could be at risk.
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Organisers are battling persistent doubts over the Games with just 50 days to go until the opening ceremony.
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Under the state of emergency, the government has issued non-binding requests for people to avoid crowds and eating out in groups, and for restaurants and bars to close by 8 pm.
IOC member Dick Pound also said the ever-changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic meant nobody could be sure whether the Games would go ahead in less than 200 days.
An additional $1.5 billion will be needed for operational costs related to the delay caused by Covid-19, with additional costs split between the national government, city of Tokyo and the organisers.
A task force grouping Tokyo 2020 organisers, city officials and government representatives has been held responsible for developing guidelines for safely holding the massive international event next year.
The International Olympic Committee issued a joint statement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe postponing the Tokyo Games until next year.
The flame, carried in a burning canister, touched down amid growing doubts if the Tokyo Games can open as scheduled on July 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The spread of COVID-19 has raised questions over whether this year's Olympic Games can go ahead as planned.
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