As Tokyo prepares to host the top sporting event for athletes with disabilities, organizers urged participants to follow virus rules with increased vigilance.
The infection situation is different from how it was before the Olympics. It has deteriorated. Para athletes, compared to Olympic athletes, risk having even more serious symptoms, so they need to be even more careful.
Flame-lighting ceremonies were held without spectators across Tokyo after the traditional torch relay was scrapped over fears that crowds could spread infections.
A huge version of the red, blue, and green Paralympic symbol was brought to the Tokyo bay area on a barge, replacing the five rings which were towed away after the Olympics.
The Paralympics will open on Tuesday with around 4,400 athletes set to compete in 22 sports.