• Olympics:COVID-19 control center

October 27, 2020

A Japanese government-led panel agreed on Tuesday to establish a "health base" at the athletes' village at next year's Tokyo Games to treat competitors and coaches suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus.

Additionally, the panel formed by the government, Tokyo metropolitan government and Tokyo Games organizers agreed to set up an "infectious disease control center" within the organizing committee to centralize control over COVID-19 countermeasures.

"It is important to have a health care system in place in case athletes become infected," said Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kazuhiro Sugita, the head of the panel.