The International Olympic Committee has stated that over 80% of athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympic Games have already been vaccinated agains the virus. As the games draw nearer, the committee is also encouraging countries to have their athletes vaccinated before travelling to Japan. The committee’s executive director also stated how countries and individual athletes are being contacted in order to make sure the jab has been received.
Japan is still fairly behind in terms of the vaccine rollout, with only around 11% of the population having received the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine. Athletes will also be wearing mandatory GPS in order to make sure that they not enter zones of high risk and thus avoid any spread or spikes in cases.
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