Japan’s sudden spike in coronavirus cases after Tokyo Olympics postponement raises eyebrows


The sharp rise in cases and deaths has prompted speculations that Japan had previously understated the scope of its outbreak. Several Japanese citizens, whom ABC News spoke to on the streets of Tokyo, said they believe the government was trying to keep the numbers low so that the Olympics would take place as scheduled.

However, a doctor in Tokyo who talked to ABC News on condition of anonymity said he didn’t believe there to be a cover-up but rather that red tape has kept testing to a minimum to prevent hospitals from overcrowding.

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