Preparation for mass gathering events from the perspective of a non-host country: the experience of Japan during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games
AbstractWe conducted ad-hoc event screening and risk assessment of public health events during the 2018 Pyongchang Olympic-Paralympic Winter Games from the perspective of a non-host country. In this report, we described the process of our experiences and the lessons learned.
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