Tokyo Paralympics: Torch relay taken off public roads over COVID

(VOVWORLD) - The torch relay for the Tokyo Paralympics will not take place on public roads for August 20-24 legs in Tokyo due to the COVID-19 situation, the metropolitan government said on Tuesday.

The relay for the Paralympics in the Japanese capital planned to have 700 runners tour a course of around 35 kilometers.

The flame gathering events at the metropolitan government's building, which put together flames collected in 62 municipalities in the capital, will be held without spectators.

The Paralympics will be held from August 24 to September 5.


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