Japan limits foreign delegations to Tokyo Olympics

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The Japanese authorities called upon other countries to limit the number of people that accompany foreign leaders and ministers to the Tokyo Olympics amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

VOİCEPRESS reports that according to the Kyodo news agency, a group accompanying a foreign leader should comprise up to 11 people. A minister can be accompanied by a delegation not exceeding four persons. Relevant requests were sent to foreign embassies and national Olympic committees.

Also, foreign delegations will have to pass a novel coronavirus test within 72 hours before their departure to Japan and undergo a health screening upon their arrival to the country. They will not be allowed to meet with athletes and will have to use only the transport provided by the host nation. During the public events, they will be accompanied by a Japanese government official, who will make sure they comply with sanitary requirements, such as wearing a face mask and washing hands regularly, the agency said.