Tokyo 2020 organisers say they are going to be able to host the Olympic Games – regardless of the town declaring a state of emergency over Covid-19.
The rescheduled Games are set to happen between 23 July and eight August.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stated there was a “sense of crisis” as he introduced emergency Covid-19 plans.
Organisers stated: “This declaration of emergency offers an opportunity for Tokyo 2020 to plan for a safe and secure Games this summer.”
“We will proceed with the necessary preparations accordingly,” they added.
Tokyo recorded 2,447 new Covid-19 instances on Thursday and the newest measures primarily goal eating places and bars, which will likely be requested to cease serving alcohol by 7pm and shut an hour later.
Costs for the Games have elevated by $2.8bn (£2.1bn) due to measures wanted to forestall the unfold of coronavirus.
And a current ballot by nationwide broadcaster NHK confirmed that almost all of the Japanese normal public oppose holding the Games in 2021, favouring an extra delay or outright cancellation of the occasion.
The International Olympic Committee stated: “The IOC has full confidence in the Japanese authorities and the measures they are taking.
“Together with our Japanese companions, we proceed to be absolutely concentrated and dedicated to the protected and profitable supply of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 this summer time.”