Savannah Guthrie shares ‘very strict protocol’ at ‘really closed’ Tokyo Olympics

show today Host Savannah Guthrie offers to take a peek inside Tokyo olympics Ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony, some ‘extremely tough’ disclosures COVID-19 Protocols for keeping athletes and presses healthy.

The Olympic Committee is certainly playing it safe as the event draws thousands of international visitors, and 49-year-old Savannah opened up about the constant testing, firm rules, and rigor. lockdown at Place.

‘They have very strict protocols here. In a way it’s like stepping back in time,’ she told her co-hosts this morning.

‘At least for those of us in our country’ [the United States]At the peak of the pandemic, we remember washing hands, wearing masks, all that. It’s like that here. It’s really off here in Tokyo.’

TODAY show host Savannah Guthrie has offered a peek inside the Tokyo Olympics ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony

'They have very strict protocols here.  In a way it's like stepping back in time,' she told her co-hosts this morning

‘They have very strict protocols here. In a way it’s like stepping back in time,’ she told her co-hosts this morning

She was to be tested twice before departure, 96 hours before and 72 hours before travel - and then at the airport, where she spent hours at immigration

She had to be tested twice before departure, 96 hours before travel and 72 hours before travel – and then at the airport, where she spent hours at immigration

He also had to take daily tests for the first three days and submit the status on a health app

He also had to take daily tests for the first three days and submit the status on a health app

Another app tells her if she has come in contact with someone who tested positive

Another app tells her if she has come in contact with someone who tested positive

Savannah arrived in Tokyo on July 17 after traveling more than 21 hours from New York City – and three COVID-19 tests.

‘You have to do two tests before you arrive, about 96 hours before you leave and 72 hours before you leave,’ she explained.

After traveling around the world — including a 1.5-hour trip to the airport, a 14-hour flight, and 2.5 hours at Customs and Immigration — she got another test.

‘You get off, you’re tested again at the airport,’ she said.

Tests are ongoing on the ground in Tokyo, as anyone can catch the virus at any time.

“Then you have to get tested in the first three days – every single day you have to submit a test, you have to submit your health status on an app,” she adds.

He has been in Japan for several days and has a great view from the balcony where he filmed his segment

He’s been in Japan for days – and he has a great view from the balcony where he filmed his segment

But she admitted that she didn't really see any of the cities

But she admitted that she didn’t really see any of the cities

'The biggest part about the quarantine: You can't leave the hotel.  You can go to your workspace or you can go to the hotel,' she said

‘The biggest part about the quarantine: You can’t leave the hotel. You can go to your workspace or you can go to the hotel,’ she said

'You can walk outside, 15 minutes a day, that's it,' she said, revealing that colleague Natalie Morales started a walking club at the hotel

‘You can walk outside, 15 minutes a day, that’s it,’ she said, revealing that colleague Natalie Morales started a walking club at the hotel

‘And then there’s another app, it’s a tracking app. This will tell you whether you have come in contact with someone near you who has COVID, and is watching you. You have to set it up to enter the country, so it’s very strict and very closed,’ she said.

But while she’s been in Japan for several days—and got a great view from her balcony where she filmed her segment—she admitted that she didn’t really get any views of the city.

‘The biggest part about the quarantine: You can’t leave the hotel. You can go to your workplace or you can go to the hotel. You can walk outside, 15 minutes a day, that’s it,’ she said, adding that colleague Natalie Morales started a walking club at the hotel.

But she shared that the city is ‘so immaculate, the stadium’ [and] The venues are gorgeous.’

He said, ‘You get the feeling that Tokyo threw a party and everyone got ready.

It appears the athletes have little more room to hang around so far than the press, with some competitors sharing photos since arriving in Tokyo

It appears the athletes have little more room to hang around so far than the press, with some competitors sharing photos since arriving in Tokyo

Team USA women's gymnastics team members, including Simone Biles, Jordan Chillies, Sunissa Lee and Mykayla Skinner, share photos from around the Olympic Village

Team USA women’s gymnastics team members, including Simone Biles, Jordan Chillies, Sunissa Lee and Mykayla Skinner, share photos from around the Olympic Village

It seems the athletes have far more room to move around than the press, with some competitors sharing photos since arriving in Tokyo.

Members of Team USA’s women’s gymnastics team, including Simone Biles, Jordan Chillies, Sunissa Lee and Mykayla Skinner, have shared photos from around the Olympic Village – wearing masks, as well as on mats during practice.

US softball’s Kat Osterman and Monica Abbott have also shared shots with their teammates, as have surfer Carissa Moore.

But when everyone is following the rules and safety protocols, there have been some unfortunate incidents.

Several athletes have tested positive for the virus, including Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perucic, South African football players Thabiso Monae and Kamohello Mahlatsi and US gymnast alternate Kara Ecker.

Indeed, Olympic Committee chief Toshiro Muto said on Tuesday that it is still possible that the Games could be canceled at the last minute.

US softball's Kat Osterman and Monica Abbott also share shots with their teammates

US softball’s Kat Osterman and Monica Abbott also share shots with their teammates

Athletes have masks on, though have pulled them down to eat and drink

Athletes have masks on, though have pulled them down to eat and drink

Surfer Carissa Moore also shared a shot of her team being greeted by locals in Tokyo

Surfer Carissa Moore also shared a shot of her team being greeted by locals in Tokyo

Muto said, ‘We cannot predict what will happen to the number of corona virus cases. ‘So we will continue to discuss if there is a spike in cases. We have agreed that we will call a five-party dialogue again depending on the situation in the corona virus.

‘At this point in time, the cases of coronavirus may rise or fall, so we will think about what we should do when the situation arises.’

It comes as the number of cases linked to the Games rose to 71 with infections in the athletes’ village, and three more sponsors announced they would not send delegates to the opening ceremony due to anger over the event going ahead.

At least one of those cases – a member of the Ugandan weightlifting team – is the highly contagious delta variant, and Japan has also warned about the spread of the variant among the general population.

A Tokyo 2020 spokesman later said that organizers were ‘focusing 100% on delivering successful Games.’

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Tokyo and the Games, which were postponed last year because of the pandemic, will be held without spectators.

Tokyo organizing committee chief Toshiro Muto was asked at a news conference whether the Games could still be called off and said the meetings would take place later this week.

Tokyo organizing committee chief Toshiro Muto was asked at a news conference whether the Games could still be called off and said meetings would take place later this week.

With at least one confirmed case out of 71 COVID-19 cases linked to the Olympics so far, Japan is seeing a spike amid the rapid spread of the delta variant

With at least one confirmed case out of 71 COVID-19 cases linked to the Olympics so far, Japan is seeing a spike amid the rapid spread of the delta variant

Japan decided this month that participants would compete in empty spots to reduce the risk of further infection.

Speaking at a closed-door meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Tokyo on Tuesday, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga acknowledged there are “great difficulties” facing the world and the Games but added that he is looking forward to the event being “successful”. are determined to.

Suga said through an interpreter, ‘Such a fact has to be told from Japan to the rest of the world. ‘We will protect the health and safety of the Japanese people.’

He acknowledged that Japan’s path towards the Olympics through the pandemic was ‘sometimes backward’.

“But vaccination has started and after a long tunnel, we have an exit in sight,” Suga said.

In Mexico, two members of the country’s baseball team tested positive before they left, the country’s baseball federation said Tuesday.

The athletes, Hector Velázquez and Sammy Solis, who tested positive on July 18, have been isolated, as the results of more tests of all team members are pending, it said.

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