Spokesperson: Govt. to listen to experts on Games

The top spokesperson for Japan's government says opinions from experts will be considered in order to take appropriate anti-infection measures for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu told a news conference on Friday that infectious disease experts and others have held a number of concrete discussions on anti-infection measures for the games.

Kato said the government will continue to put top priority on securing a safe environment in cooperation with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the games' organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee, among others.

The Chief Cabinet Secretary also said the government will carefully listen to opinions of experts within and outside advisory panels.

Kato said there are various experts, in addition to the head of the government's advisory panel Omi Shigeru, and the government will examine their recommendations and reflect them in measures to be taken.