June 26, 2021
TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games organisers will give all 70,000 volunteers working for the Games an opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Saturday, citing organisers.
Nikkei said some of the volunteers have already been vaccinated.
The Tokyo 2020 organisers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Public broadcaster NHK reported earlier this month around 10,000 of the 80,000 volunteers who signed up to help at the Games had quit. Multiple opinion polls have shown that a majority of respondents are opposed to holding the Games this summer during the pandemic.
(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)