Japan is Announced on Monday Due to the threat of the new coronavirus mutant Omicron, they will close their borders and stop foreign visitors from entering. Whether it is a bigger threat than Delta has not yet been decided by scientists, but Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called the move a domestic “emergency precaution to prevent the worst-case scenario.”
Japan has recently relaxed restrictions on international students and workers, but this time it will return to stricter travel guidelines.
WHO warned that it could take weeks to fully understand the level of severity of the new variant, but nevertheless, “the global risk associated with the new variant that Omicron is concerned about. teeth Was rated very high.. ”
The Japanese Prime Minister did not say how long these restrictions would last, but if they were to last for the next few weeks, as expected, some of Japan’s major martial arts events would be affected.
Gennady Golovkin is planning a middleweight title unification match with Ryota Murata on December 29, and Philippine IBF Junior Bantamweight Champion Jerwin Ancajas will face Japan’s Kazuto Ioka on December 31. It is reserved to do. , Endanger two events.
In terms of mixed martial arts in Japan, there is an annual tradition of hosting large-scale events on New Year’s Eve, and current restrictions mean that Lysine cannot involve top stars from other countries. At present, we need to re-establish the focus on only locally-based fighters, as we did in 2020, when the pandemic began.
Israel has shown a strong stance like Japan, but with the increasing number of cases of Omicron variants, some other countries have also tightened border restrictions a bit. This includes the United States, which is reportedly planning to ban travel from South Africa and several other countries in the region.
As more countries follow, some martial arts, as well as sporting events and general athletes, may also be affected.
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