April 17 Japan is suffering from the impact of the fourth wave of coronavirus outbreaks, with more than 4,000 coronavirus cases added for three consecutive days. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will visit Japan on May 17 and 18, during which he will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Kyodo news agency and Reuters reported Wednesday.
According to Kyodo news agency, IOC President Bach plans to attend the torch relay ceremony in Hiroshima City on the 17th and meet with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the 18th. It was suggested that Bach would discuss with Japan the preparatory guidelines for the safe hosting of the Tokyo Olympic Games. It was Bach’s second trip to Japan since November 2020.
The Tokyo Olympics will open on July 23, less than 100 days before the games begin. The Japanese government has extended emergency measures to 10 regions as the fourth wave of the coronavirus outbreak spreads. According to the Japan Broadcasting Association TV statistics, local time on the 16th, Japan on the same day 4532 new confirmed cases, a total of 526,117 cases;