ABC News reports:
Preparations for the Tokyo Olympics have suffered another setback after a poll found that nearly 60% of people in Japan want them to be cancelled, less than three months before the Games are due to open. The Olympics, which were delayed by a year due to the pandemic, are set to open on 23 July.
Japan has extended a state of emergency in Tokyo and several other regions until the end of May as it struggles to contain a surge in Covid-19 cases fuelled by new, more contagious variants, with medical staff warning that health services in some areas are on the verge of collapse.
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that he has never ‘put the Olympics first,’ the same day an opinion poll showed nearly 60% of people in Japan want the Olympics canceled less than three months before they begin https://t.co/H6JQouhAel pic.twitter.com/lzRViNwJrb
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