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The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games unfold amid the lurking pandemic

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games unfold amid the lurking pandemic

Tokyo, (Prensa Latina) The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are currently keeping the organizers on tenterhooks due to the sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Japan.
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On Sunday, authorities from the Ministry of Health reported 4,392 new cases, lower than the 5,074 ones reported on Saturday, the fourth consecutive day with more than 5,000 cases in the Japanese capital.

The competitions will be held, like in the Olympic Games, under strict health measures that include the absence of spectators at almost all facilities and severe restrictions for athletes and other participants.

In Japan, there is still strong concern about the epidemic, whose fifth wave is hiting this Asian nation, and doctors have already warned that hospitals are close to saturation. In addition, severe cases are reaching their highest levels in this pandemic.

The environment is difficult for the main sports event for disabled athletes, and President of the International Paralympic Committee, Brazilian Andrew Parsons, insisted on keeping severe control measures, although he said the games will have an ‘incredible’ impact.

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