Running into Trouble: COVID-19 in Japan during the Tokyo Olympics

Friday, July 30th, 2021 | carra86p | No Comments

Dr Leah Grout, Dr Jennifer Summers, Prof Nick Wilson, Prof Michael Baker *

The 2020 Olympic Games were originally postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The delayed event has now opened, with the opening ceremonies held on 23 July 2021 and competitions scheduled to take place through 9 August 2021. In this blog we look at the situation in Japan, as compared to NZ, and discuss lessons for nations considering hosting large events with international attendees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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