GPs in Japan plead for Olympics to be called off

The country's key doctors' group wants the event to be cancelled amid a COVID-19 surge

Japan's leading general practice organisation has thrown its weight behind calls to cancel the Tokyo Olympics, saying hospitals are already overwhelmed as the country battles a spike in coronavirus infections less than three months from the start of the games.

The Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association representing around 6,000 GPs says hospitals in the games' host city "have their hands full and have almost no spare capacity".

"We strongly request that the authorities convince the IOC (International