North Korea abandon Tokyo Olympics: “we fear the virus”
The North Korea You will not participate in Olympic Games In Tokyo this year due to coronavirus concerns, the country’s Sports Ministry said on Tuesday. Therefore, South Korea has growing hopes to use the Games as a catalyst to relaunch the stalled peace talks. It would be the first time North Korea had not gone to the Summer Olympics since it boycotted Seoul in 1988 during the Cold War. President of South Korea Moon Jae-in He had hoped that the two countries, still technically at war after their 1950-1953 conflict ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, could form a joint team in Tokyo and rebuild momentum to improve relations. North Korea’s withdrawal from Tokyo is also a setback for plans, agreed upon at the 2018 summit between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, to jointly host the 2032 Games. North Korea made a decision to withdraw from Tokyo at a meeting of the Olympic Games. A committee. “The committee decided not to participate in the Olympic Games to protect athletes from the global health crisis caused by the Coronavirus,” they said from Pyongyang. North Korea said it has no cases of coronavirus. Kim, Known for being a fan of American basketball, has openly demonstrated his ambitions to promote professional sports.
In the United States, vaccination is five times faster than the global average
The United State They are advancing vaccination at a rate five times faster than the global average. This is reported by CNN, which compared data for each country. Last week, the daily average was three million doses taken, equivalent to more than 900 vaccines per 100,000 people, nearly five times the global average, which is 200 injections per 100,000 people. Last Saturday, more than four million vaccines were manufactured in the United States, a record high in one day.