The Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee is looking for two hundred licensed doctors and five hundred nurses to assist during the sporting event, which begins July 23. That reports Kyodo news agency.
The Games will continue anyway, but that is only possible thanks to strict measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Last week, the International Olympic Committee announced that all athletes would be tested for the virus every day during the Games. This also applies to coaches and other supervisors who are in close contact with the athletes. For the time being, spectators are not welcome.
The demand for medical personnel comes at a time when the Japanese healthcare system is under high voltage due to a wave of contamination in the country.
Japan registered more than 1,000 new patients with serious health complaints from corona on Monday. Tokyo reported 700 new infections within 24 hours.