The Japanese capital is still in a state of emergency due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the city.

Another 30,000 volunteers have been separately recruited by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which has not commented publicly on the number of resignations.

Some volunteers stepped down from their roles following the postponement of the Olympics from last year to July 23 to August 8.

They had originally been in a position to help, but changing circumstances meant they could no longer volunteer during the rescheduled dates.

Despite the dwindling popularity of Tokyo 2020 in Japan and the threat of COVID-19, organisers have remained adamant the Games will be staged this year.

Earlier this week, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach insisted that “everybody who wants to see can see that it is possible” to stage the Olympics safely.