Covid-19: WHO's grim warning ahead of Tokyo Olympic Games

A Stuff article.

In the wake of England’s ‘Freedom Day’ and amid the increasing excitement about the 2021 Olympics, Covid-19 is possibly far from some people’s minds.

But the World Health Organisation has issued a sombre reminder, urging everyone not to forget reality.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus​ said on Wednesday that anyone who thought the pandemic was over was living in a “fool’s paradise”.

The opening ceremony for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games will take place at about 10.50pm on Friday (NZ time), with the Games running through until August 8.

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