“Is it difficult to hold safely?” May 20, 12:51
Regarding the “Kashima National Body” and the National Sports Tournament for the Disabled, which are being considered as a result of the new coronavirus, Kagoshima Prefecture’s Governor Sanantizono said, “There is a consensus that it may be difficult to hold the national body in october in a safe manner”, and expressed the view that it is becoming difficult to hold the event as originally scheduled.
The Kashima National Body and the National Sports Competition for the Disabled are considering whether to hold the national sports tournament with the new coronavirus from the viewpoint of ensuring the safety of athletes due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, and the co-sponsored Sports Agency, the Japan Sports Association, and the Japan Sports Association for the Disabled.
Governor Sananti-en told reporters about the prospect of holding the national body on Wednesday, “In the situation where the Kanto region is still infected and the occurrence of the first wave and the wave is worried, it is necessary to think about the safety of the players, everyone who comes to Kagoshima, and the people of the prefecture most. We agree that it may be difficult to hold the National Body in October in a safe manner when we consider the spread of infection and the safety of athletes and other safety,” he said, adding that it is becoming difficult to hold the event as originally planned.
The prefecture is expected to make a decision on whether or not to hold the event in early next month, and a joint meeting will be held in the future between Governor Sanantizono and Secretary-General Suzuki of the Sports Agency, as well as the Japan Sports Association and the Japan Sports Association for The Disabled, the respective presidents and four other parties.