72000 people gathered along the Tokyo Marathon, many without masks

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 72000 people gathered along the Tokyo Marathon, many without masks


Audience gathered in front of asakusarai gate (daily sports)

Overseas network 2 March novel coronavirus outbreak shrinking Tokyo marathon ended on the 1 day, Ethiopias Leggese successfully defended. The organisers had previously appealed to the audience not to come to the scene, but some 72000 people gathered along the way, a move that sparked controversy online in Japan.

On the day of the event, organizers prepared about 70000 masks and about 200 liters of disinfectant and asked the audience not to stop to watch, but a volunteer said he did not ask the audience to leave.

In Ginza, Asakusa and other places where the audience gathered in large numbers, the organizers also called on the audience not to shout, but to applaud and cheer for the players to prevent the droplets from infecting them.

The Japanese government had asked for large-scale events to be closed, postponed or downsized earlier, but after many Japanese netizens saw the live broadcast, they questioned why other competitions were held without audience, but the Tokyo Marathon still gathered so many audiences along the way.

Some netizens said that not only the organizers, but also the Tokyo Metropolitan Government should appeal to the public not to watch the battle along the way.

Another netizen said that the current situation is so severe that watching battles along the way is like walking along the river in typhoon days, which is a confused behavior lacking safety awareness.

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