Osaka, Japan, will cancel the Olympic torch relay on public roads due to the epidemic
China News Service, April 7th. According to Kyodo News Agency, Japan’s Osaka Prefecture Governor Yoshinori Yoshimura said at a press conference on the 7th that in view of the surge in the number of people infected with the new crown virus, the government will be required to avoid unnecessary non-urgent outings. All the Tokyo Olympic torch relays implemented on public roads in the prefecture will be cancelled.
p >According to “Central News Agency” news, on the 6th, Osaka Prefecture of Japan notified 719 new confirmed cases of new crown, a record high, and the number of new cases has exceeded Tokyo for 8 consecutive days; the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown in the local area reached 55,749, and the number of deaths reached 1197 people.
In view of the rapid spread of the epidemic in Osaka Prefecture, the Governor of Osaka Prefecture Yoshimura Hirofumi said that he would ask the residents of the prefecture to avoid unnecessary non-emergency outings. Therefore, all the Tokyo Olympic torch relays implemented on public roads in the prefecture will be cancelled.
Yoshimura Yofumi also stated earlier that it is expected that the bed utilization rate of severely ill patients with new coronary pneumonia will reach 70% in the near future. At that time, Osaka Prefecture will directly issue a local-level medical emergency declaration.
On the morning of March 25th, the Tokyo Olympic torch relay was launched in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, and then toured Japan clockwise. After about 10,000 torchbearers passed, the torch will be lit on the torch stand at the National Arena at the opening ceremony on July 23.