The United States government has extended its trust over Japan’s “commitment” to prioritise public health ahead of Tokyo Olympics this summer on July 23 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Kyodo News, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday (local time) said that the US trusts Japan’s commitment to prioritize public health as it prepares to host the Tokyo Olympics amid coronavirus pandemic.
The White House remarks came after a major Japanese daily newspaper called for the cancelation of the Olympics in an editorial, adding to the controversy over Japan’s plan to push ahead with the global sporting event despite being still unable to bring the pandemic under control.
“The government of Japan has stressed that public health remains a central priority. And so that is the commitment that they made to us and to other countries where they will have athletes attending the Olympics in just a few weeks,” Jean-Pierre, deputy press secretary, told a press conference.