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Tokyo Doctors Call For Cancellation Of Olympics

TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 19: A Tokyo 2020 Olympics banner is displayed on a building, on March 19, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. As Japanese and IOC officials continued to insist that the Games would go ahead as planned, Japans Deputy Prime Minister said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics are cursed, as speculation grows that the Olympics will have to be postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

A top medical group in Japan has joined a growing chorus of people who want the Tokyo Summer Olympics canceled as the country continues to battle a spike in coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association said hospitals already “have their hands full and have almost no spare capacity.” The group said it “strongly suggests” there should be no Games this summer.

The Summer Olympics were postponed last year because of coronavirus and are now scheduled to start July 23.


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