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Tokyo Olympic Committee will establish an infectious disease control center

Tokyo Olympic Committee will establish an infectious disease control center

The Tokyo Olympic Epidemic Prevention Committee held its fourth meeting on the 27th. It focused on the epidemic prevention measures for international officials, media reporters, and volunteers. The Committee decided to establish an “Infectious Disease Control Center” to strengthen the epidemic before and after the Tokyo Olympics. Monitoring and prevention work.

Toshiro Muto, CEO of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, told the media after the meeting that all measures are still in the discussion stage, and the specific plan needs to be discussed in depth before deciding.

According to reports, the “Infectious Disease Control Center” will be located under the main operation center department of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee. The control center has two main tasks: one is to monitor the health of athletes, including early detection of suspected infected persons, and Provide effective treatment in a timely manner; the second is to share relevant information. For people who test positive for the new coronavirus, learn about their close contact history as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the epidemic.

Regarding the epidemic prevention measures for journalists, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee revealed that since most journalists enter the country about a week before the opening of the Olympic Games, the 14-day quarantine measure is “definitely not feasible”. Since it cannot be isolated, it is necessary to introduce some specific codes of conduct for media reporters.

In addition, considering that there are many opportunities for reporters and athletes to contact, it is necessary to set up protective barriers in mixed areas and press conferences of the stadium to ensure a certain safe distance between reporters and athletes. The organizing committee also considers reducing the number of reporters, preventing people from getting together, and opening up online interview channels.

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. It plans to hold five meetings. The first three meetings have discussed the epidemic prevention of athletes and the epidemic prevention measures of the Olympic village and competition venues. The last meeting will discuss the audience’s epidemic prevention measures. It is expected that the specific epidemic prevention measures for the Tokyo Olympics will be introduced around the end of this year.

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