Japan’s former prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has decided not to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 23, reports Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
Abe, who is remembered for appearing as a plumber from Super Mario during the campaign to promote Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Games, played an important role in Japan’s bid to host the Games.
Abe will resign from office in 2020 due to deteriorating health, which was supposed to be a result of work fatigue during the crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic.
As Prime Minister, he was replaced by Yoshihide Suga, who would appear at the opening ceremony of the Games.
Due to the epidemic situation, less than 950 people are expected to attend the Friday ceremony, including only 15 world leaders.
In recent days, the number of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections in Tokyo has increased. No fans will appear at most Olympic venues during the Games.
According to NHK Abe, decided not to show up at the opening ceremony after a state of emergency was declared in Tokyo and restrictions were imposed on the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Health experts estimate that during the Olympics, the number of infections in Tokyo may rise to a record level of 2,600. for a day
In the latest poll published by the daily “Asahi Shimbun” 55 percent. The Japanese declare that they are against the organization of the Games.
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