The doctors in Tokyo gave a call to cancel the Olympic games scheduled to be held from July 23, 2021 to August 8, 2021. This is in the wake of spike in coronavirus infections across the country with less than three months from the start of the games.
Already the hospitals are full with the infected patients and The Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association representing about 6,000 primary care doctors said hospitals in the Games host city “have their hands full and have almost no spare capacity” amid a surge in infections according to the Reuters report.
The number of COVID-19 cases nationwide dropped to 3,680 on Monday, the lowest level since April 26, according to public broadcaster NHK, but the number of heavy infections hit a record high of 1,235, the health ministry said on Tuesday. Under the state of emergency in parts of Japan, bars, restaurants, karaoke parlours and other places serving alcohol were closed and hard-hit Tokyo and Osaka will continue to keep even the larger facilities closed.