Tokyo governor released from hospital after suffering exhaustion

Tokyo, Jun 30 (EFE).- Tokyo’s governor was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after being admitted for exhaustion, and will resume her functions remotely just three weeks ahead of the Summer Olympics in the capital.

Yuriko Koike, 68, was admitted to a Tokyo hospital on June 22 due to severe fatigue caused by overwork and was discharged on Wednesday morning after nine days, according to the metropolitan government.

“I apologize from the bottom of my heart for making many people worried and causing trouble to them by taking time off from work at this important time,” said the governor in a statement, according to Kyodo news.

Koike has been in charge of the response to the pandemic in the Japanese capital, in addition to being involved in the preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games that are scheduled to begin on July 23, after being delayed a year by the global health crisis.

On medical advice and with her complete recovery in mind, the governor will not return to the offices of the metropolitan government but will work online from the beginning of July, barely three weeks ahead of the opening of the Olympics. EFE


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