More than 70 percent of people in Japan want the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled or delayed as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic rolls on, a Kyodo News poll showed on Monday, just over 100 days ahead of the planned start of the Games.
The survey showed 39.2 percent want the Games scrapped, while 32.8 percent favour another delay. Only 24.5 percent of respondents want the world’s largest sporting event to go ahead as scheduled.
Tokyo on Monday began a month-long period of quasi-emergency measures to blunt a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections driven by virulent mutant strains.
More than 92.6 percent of respondents felt anxiety about the resurgence of infections, the Kyodo survey conducted from April 10 to 12 showed.