First Lady Will Go to Tokyo Olympics

The Japanese government has declared a COVID emergency.

First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics despite the Japanese government declaring a state of emergency. The declaration is an effort to prevent the postponed competition from becoming a COVID-19 super-spreader event. The first lady will attend the July 23 opening ceremonies as the head of the American delegation. She led the U.S. delegation to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games when her husband was vice president.

“We’re well aware of the careful preparations, including the public health measures necessary to protect athletes, staff, and spectators that the government and international committee has undertaken, which is why, as we’ve said, we support the games moving forward,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, added that the risks posed to the first lady were minimal due to the “stringent” precautions being taken.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For safety for First Lady Jill Biden and all of the American contingent of athletes who will be participating in the Summer Olympics.
  • For wisdom for the U.S. government and healthcare sectors as variants of the virus are evaluated.
  • For the president and his advisors as the numerous global issues are addressed.

Sources: Washington Examiner, NBC News


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