Health Guidelines for Tokyo Olympics Updated

tokyo The International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Tokyo 2020) have released on Wednesday the updated guidelines for the Olympics.

The second edition of the Playbook, implements the “most effective” tools being used throughout society, such as screening testing, mask-wearing, personal hygiene, and physical distancing.

One of the key updates in this version of the Playbooks details daily testing, in principle, for athletes and those in regular contact with them.

IOC President Thomas Bach said that they have based their playbooks on science and “best medical and event expertise” available.

“Tokyo and Japan have accepted the unprecedented challenge of organizing the first postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games in history,” he said in a statement.

“We thank them for their great work in this respect and, as partners, we understand the great responsibility that everyone attending the Games must accept so that all participants and the Japanese population remain safe,” he added.

The committee also said that it “draws upon the experience of hundreds of sports events that have taken place safely across the world over the past year, with minimal risk to participants and the local population.”

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