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According to surveys, 80% of the Japanese people believe that the already postponed games of the XXXII Olympiad should not take place in 2021.
More and more Japanese believe that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games should not be held as scheduled, reflects a survey by the local agency Kyodo published on Sunday, in which 80 percent of those polled would choose to cancel or postpone them again.
The telephone survey conducted this weekend by the aforementioned Japanese news agency was carried out when Japan is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 infections that is putting increasing pressure on its health system and is the reason why the country has toughened its immigration measures.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which have kept their official name, were supposed to be held in the summer of last year, but were postponed to 2021 because of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic since the spring of 2020.
In the survey published this Sunday, participants were also asked about the Government's management of the epidemic.
68.3 percent said they were dissatisfied with the measures taken, while 24.9 percent felt that the authorities had addressed the management of the pandemic correctly.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Japan increased by 7,109 to 281,992 as of Saturday evening, and 44 new deaths were announced, which means that organizers are in a race against time to bring the epidemic under control.