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Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has exuded confidence that the Olympic Games will be staged this summer despite a state of emergency in Tokyo following the surge in coronavirus cases.
 
The Japanese Government said organizers are sparing no effort to realize Tokyo Olympic Games that are safe and secure so as to prove that humanity has defeated the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
New daily cases of coronavirus in Japan surpassed 7,000 for the first time yesterday. About half of that COVID cases come from the national capital area, including a record 2,447 new infections in Tokyo.
 
The Japanese Prime Minister said the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the country has created a situation that could have a serious impact on people's lives and the economy following which he declared a state of emergency based on the anti-virus law.
 
The Japanese government hopes to begin vaccinations by late February. Prime Minister Suga said he is determined to hold the postponed Olympics and Paralympics this year.
 
The Tokyo Olympic games were postponed last year due to the pandemic. The event will be held from 23rd July to 8th of August, this year while the Paralympics will take place from 24th of August to 5th of September, this year.
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