Two top Japanese officials have claimed that the Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled as the country faces a devastating fourth wave.
Tokyo Olympics might be canceled completely
Speaking on Thursday, the members of Japan’s ruling LDP party said radical changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics – as one suggested that the event may not even go ahead.
Toshihiro Nikai, the secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, comments came just a day after Tokyo reached the 100-days-to-go mark on Wednesday.
Nikai said if it seems impossible to go on with the games, the authorities must definitely cancel them. If there is a surge in infections because of the games, there will be no meaning for the Tokyo games.
COVID-19 cases have been surging across Japan. On Wednesday, Japan’s second-largest metropolitan area of Osaka recorded over 1,100 new cases, its highest total since January.
Japan also recorded more than 4,000 new cases, also high-marks dating back to early in the year.