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Olympics are maintained, but Japan decides to exclude tourists

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São Paulo – The organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympic Games said on Saturday (20) that, due to the pandemic, Japan decided to ban foreign tourists during the competition. The Olympics should have been played in 2020, but were rescheduled for July 23 to August 8. The Paralympic Games are scheduled to take place immediately afterwards, from August 24 to September 5.

According to Japanese authorities, the priority is to protect the safety of athletes and local spectators. The committee also informed that it will reimburse approximately 600 thousand tickets purchased abroad (in addition to 300 thousand from the Paralympics). But tickets and accommodation reservations will not be refunded.

Under the impact and fears caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the 32nd edition of the Olympic Games will have the participation of 11 thousand athletes, representing more than 200 countries. The next edition, in 2024, is scheduled for Paris.

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Argentine President contaminated by covid-19 and fulfills isolation

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São Paulo – The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, informed on social media that he tested positive for covid-19, after showing symptoms of the disease. He said he is in isolation and has warned people with whom he has had contact in the past 48 hours. And he also reported that he had 37.3ºC of fever, in addition to feeling a slight headache.

The announcement was made this Saturday (3), the day after Fernández turned 62. “For everyone’s information, I am physically well and, although I wanted to end my birthday without this news, I am also in a good mood,” said the president.

He received the first dose of the vaccine (Sputnik) in January. The second, the following month. “I’m fine, I don’t have any symptoms. Only this fever from yesterday that I reported ”, he declared to the newspaper Clarín. “It is a very complicated virus, and the demonstration is that I got infected, even though I was vaccinated with both doses and with extreme care,” he added.

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who received the second dose of the vaccine today, sent a message of support to “Daqui do Brasil I send good energy, hoping for its prompt recovery. May soon overcome this disease to continue caring for the Argentine people. Hugs, mate! ”He wrote.

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