Japan is temporarily going to ban the free allowance of foreign Athletes to train in the country for Summer Olympics. Kyodo news has reported that it going to close its borders to contain surge in COVID 19 cases just for six months before the games.
Kyodo said that the suspension is going to last till Feb 7, the scheduled end of the coronavirus state of emergency in the capital, Tokyo, and other major cities.
Japan is struggling with record outpouring in COVID infections, Encouraging the government to tighten border controls and do expand its state of emergency to cover more than half of the country’s population.
Kyodo said, the temporary suspension will include non-resident foreign athletes and coaches with Japanese sports leagues including J-League soccer, which is going to start its season next month, and Nippon Professional Baseball, which opens spring training Feb. 1.
Meanwhile Japanese athletes will be allowed to re-enter the country but they must self-quarantine for 14 days, during which they cannot practice.