Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, October 9th (Reporter Wang Zijiang) The Tokyo Olympics Epidemic Prevention Committee held its third meeting on the 9th. The meeting focused on epidemic prevention measures in the Olympic village and competition venues. Chief Executive Officer of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee
After the meeting, the Olympic Organizing Committee issued some temporary epidemic prevention measures for the Olympic villages and competition venues, such as: athletes need to wear masks and timely hand disinfection, avoid crowds, and reduce seats in restaurants. Some measures are very specific, such as banning athletes from singing. There are also regulations on the disinfection and ventilation of the competition and training venues, as well as the seats for athletes. It also mentions how to test athletes for viruses in the Olympic Village.
These measures once again emphasize that athletes need to perform activities within the prescribed scope and cannot take public transportation unless necessary, and emphasize that those big-name and celebrity athletes who do not live in the Olympic Village also need to abide by relevant regulations.
At an online press conference held after the meeting, Toshiro Muto revealed that these measures only determined the general direction of epidemic prevention, and there is still a long way to go before concrete measures are introduced. The Epidemic Prevention Committee will have specific discussions with the International Olympic Committee, individual sports associations and stakeholder organizations, and will eventually issue operational regulations.
As for future penalties, Toshiro Muto said: “We haven’t talked about this issue, but it definitely depends on the severity of the violation. Take masks for example, the staff in the Olympic Village will always supervise each athlete, but other The measures also require the heads of various delegations to play a supervisory role."
As for the epidemic prevention in the competition venues, Toshiro Muto said that due to the different characteristics of each project, such as those with physical contact and those without direct physical contact, different epidemic prevention measures are required. Tokyo will discuss with each individual association. Specific epidemic prevention regulations.
The Tokyo Olympics Epidemic Prevention Committee is composed of tripartite people from the Japanese government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, with Kazuhiro Sugita, Deputy Chief of the Cabinet Secretariat of Japan as the chairperson. According to the plan, the Epidemic Prevention Committee will hold five meetings, and specific epidemic prevention measures will be introduced around the end of this year.