ローカル 東京都 東京都 ニュース、 日本
The city where the Tokyo Olympics are taking place is preparing hospitals with beds for patients with COVID-19, as the number of patients is approaching a record level - more than 3,000 cases
Infections in the city increased to 1429 on Monday compared to the week before.
The number of infections usually decreases after weekends and holidays, when the number of tests is reduced, so experts and politicians are closely monitoring Tuesday's figures, which should be published in the afternoon to get a clearer picture of the situation.
Hospitals have begun accepting more patients, and Tokyo plans to increase the number of beds to 6,406 from the current 5,967 beds by early next month.
Health experts have warned that seasonal factors, increased mobility and the spread of strains will increase the number of COVID-19 cases this summer.
The best athletes in the world, who arrived in Tokyo for the Olympics, will rest on cardboard beds
The beds are made by the Japanese company Airweave ㅡ it is the official partner of this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
In total, the company made 18,000 beds and mattresses.
About 10,000 volunteers refused to work at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo
The main reason for the refusal was people's concern about COVID-19. The number of volunteers has dropped to 70,000, but this should not greatly affect the Olympics.
The first thousand volunteers refused to participate in late February. According to the agency, this was provoked by sexist statements of the former president of the organizing committee Yoshiro Mori.
The Olympic Games in Tokyo will be held from July 23 to August 8. Initially, they were supposed to take place last year, but due to the coronavirus, the competition was postponed.
Since 2011, 64-year-old Yasuo Takamatsu has been looking for the body of his wife Yuko.
A woman went missing during the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
At first he searched on land, then he learned to be a diver and now dives after his beloved every week.