Japan 'may prioritise' Olympic athletes for vaccine

This file photo taken on March 20, 2020 shows Japanese three-time Olympic gold medallists Saori Yoshida (L) and Tadahiro Nomura (R) holding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch, after transporting the flame from Greece, at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Matsushima Base in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi prefecture. - Organisers announced on March 15, 2021 that spectators will be banned from the start of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay, which begins on March 25. 

Photo credit: Philip Fong | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Japan's government denied any such plan was being considered, but said it would be "closely watching discussions" about protecting athletes' health.
  • Older people will start receiving doses only from next week

Tokyo, Japan

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