April 30 2021A palace in Chiba Prefecture, where the Tokyo Olympic surfing venue is located, rejected a request from the Brazilian team to stay in the area and undergo daily testing for Coronavirus, citing the lack of suitable medical facilities in the area, the Website of the Japan Broadcasting Association reported Wednesday.
The second edition of the Tokyo Olympic Games pandemic prevention manual was announced on the 28th, the new version has developed a number of new regulations, in which all athletes every day in the Olympic Village and other special areas to undergo coronavirus testing. With a two-hour drive between the palace where the surf venue is located and the Olympic Village, the Brazilian surf team plans to stay at a local hotel during the competition.
In early April, the Brazilian Olympic Committee, through the relevant Japanese institutions, asked Miyagi whether it could provide Brazilian athletes with daily testing and a response to confirmed patients, and Miyagi refused on the grounds that there was no suitable medical institution. The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee is considering how to conduct testing at venues far from the Olympic Village, but many venues, like Miyagi, are unable to organize daily testing.
Reported that the Olympic Games pandemic prevention work is the top priority, but from the current situation, the situation is not optimistic.