IOC chief arrives in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

IOC chief Thomas Bach arrived in Tokyo on Thursday and largely avoided cameras at Haneda airport.

He went stright to the International Olympic Committee’s games headquarters in Tokyo, a five-star hotel located in the center of the city where he will self-isolate for three days.

Bach’s arrival comes just two weeks before the postponed Tokyo Olympics are set to open.

Earlier in a meeting with medical experts on Thursday, government officials proposed a plan to issue a state of emergency in Tokyo from next Monday through August 22.

The present state of emergency will end on Sunday.

Notably, Tokyo has reported 920 new cases on Wednesday and it was the 18th straight day of week-on-week increases, and was the highest total since 1,010 were reported on May 13.

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