The Olympic flame arrived in Japan

on Friday, March 20, the Olympic flame safely flown in from Greece in the northeastern Japanese Prefecture of Miyagi. Due to heavy wind the start of the ceremony may be delayed.

Olympic torch Relay in the Japanese territory to begin March 26 in the neighboring Fukushima Prefecture. Due to the continuing threat of the spread of coronavirus local authorities urged people to refrain from mass of building along the route of the relay. The government of Japan takes the position that COVID-19 will not interfere with the competition, speaking strongly against the cancellation, postponement or conducting of Games without spectators, reminds TASS.

To date, Japan has already identified more than 1.6 thousand cases of infection with coronavirus, although in recent days, the dynamics of infection decreased new infections practically not fixed. The number of deaths in the country is 40.