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Japanese authorities prevent the Olympic torch from passing on public roads due to Corona

The Japanese authorities decided to prevent the torch of the Summer Olympics "Tokyo 2020" from passing on public roads, in an attempt to prevent the spread of the new Corona virus.

The government of the Japanese capital, Tokyo, confirmed that the Olympic torch will not pass through public roads in the Japanese capital, except for small areas, in the period between July 9-16, according to the Russian Sputnik agency.

And local authorities in Japan revealed that the Olympic torch was scheduled to pass through 46 Japanese prefectures, while the state of emergency in the country ends on July 11.

The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, is scheduled to arrive in Japan on the ninth of July, and to visit Hiroshima on the sixteenth of the same month, after postponing his visit from last May.

On the other hand, Japanese government spokesman Katsunobu Kato announced that Japan will impose stricter rules on athletes and employees participating in the Tokyo Olympics and those from countries affected by the highly contagious mutated Delta strain of the Corona virus, including tests, as well as imposing stricter restrictions on communication. with other people.

And the Japanese "Kyodo" news agency reported that this step comes amid fears that the Olympic Games, which are scheduled to start on July 23, will represent an event that causes more injuries, as the Japanese capital is witnessing a creeping infection just one week after lifting the state of emergency. .