Authorities in Japan have canceled and delayed a variety of sporting events due to concerns about the spread of the virus. The Tokyo Marathon, which is one of the major sporting events in the country, was also affected by the coronavirus. The Olympic competition of Japanese marathon runners was expected to have 38,000 participants but it was restricted to 200 elite runners due to concerns about the spread of the virus.

Several fans lined up the streets of Japan’s capital, but there were far fewer people who participated than in previous years. The government has been asking people not to assemble in large crowds. Tokyo is set to host the 2020 Olympic games and Japan has taken drastic actions to stop the disease from spreading. Tokyo and International Olympic Committee organizers have repeatedly said that the Tokyo Olympics should proceed as planned and that they will follow the advice of the World Health Organization. The Olympics, which will begin on July 24, is set to gather 11,000 participants in Tokyo, preceded by the Paralympics with 4,000 athletes, which will begin on 25 August.