The Olympic torch relay for the delayed Tokyo Games will start in Japan’s Fukushima on March 25 with social distancing steps, organizers stated on Thursday.
People are motivated to enjoy the relay online and organizers are asking roadside viewers to use masks and not to yell or cheer to suppress the possible spread of the coronavirus.
The Tokyo Olympic arranging committee revealed the steps that use to the 121-day relay, which will begin at the J-Village football training center near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, the website of Japan’s worst nuclear mishap ten years earlier.
The standards “have been formulated to ensure protection for all those who participate in, support and watch the Olympic Torch Relay, as well as local residents,” the organizers stated in a declaration.
The Olympic flame will be brought in turns by about 10,000 torchbearers throughout the country’s 47 prefectures.
The Games are because of begin on July 23.
An overall of 10 prefectures, consisting of Tokyo and its surrounding areas, have actually been under a state of emergency situation given that early January due to a revival of coronavirus infections.
The federal government is anticipated to raise the steps in some prefectures quickly.
About 80 percent of the Japanese public stated the delayed Tokyo Olympics and the Paralympics ought to be cancelled or rescheduled as the pandemic continues, according to the most recent studies.