[Kyodo News, October 17th] On the 16th, the Olympic Village (Harumi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) where the athletes and coaches of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be postponed until next summer was informed that they are considering setting up as a response to the new crown epidemic. Dedicated health center functions such as collecting test samples and tracking the path of infection. There is also a plan to set up fever clinics for people with fever or cough and other suspected symptoms of new crown in addition to ordinary clinics, and improve testing facilities.
This move is based on the assumption of the emergence of infected persons, and aims to meticulously improve the medical system to prevent mass infections. This will be discussed at the 4th meeting of the Coordination Meeting of the Central Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and the Olympic Organizing Committee for Coordination of New Crown Measures to be held later this month. Several people related to the Olympics revealed the news.
The function of the health center is expected to be regarded as a branch of the Chuo Ward Health Center. In order to avoid affecting the daily operations of the Chuo Ward Health Center, we will coordinate to secure additional staff. The specific installation location will be finalized in the future.
The sailing race held in Enoshima, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and the cycling race held in Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture have decided to borrow a hotel to open the Olympic Village "sub-village", and will also explore the establishment of the same health center function locally.
The Olympic Organizing Committee plans to set up a special department to collect information related to the new crown in the "main operation center" that will become the operating command tower during the Olympics. In the future, together with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, we will work to ensure the necessary medical personnel for the Olympics, hospitals for severely ill patients, and recuperation facilities for people with mild and asymptomatic infections.
It is estimated that the Olympic Village will be used by more than 10,000 people at most during the Olympic Games. The third meeting of the coordination meeting confirmed measures to avoid crowds in public facilities such as cafeterias. (Finish)