Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe has revealed that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics games might just be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to him ” the games may need to be postponed if the event cannot be held in its complete form due to coronavirus”
On Sunday the 22nd of March 2020, the International Olympic committee, IOC revealed after an emergency meeting that it is stepping up its scenario planning which has been planned to kick start on the 24th of July including possible postponement.
“If it becomes very difficult, we may have no option but considering postponing the games” Shinzo Abe said.
He noted that cancelling the games was not an option but a delay was now on the cards if that was the only way to hold the event in its complete form.
More than 13,000 people have lost their lives since the outbreak of the deadly virus, covid-19 with over 300,000 infections worldwide. It all started in China, Wuhan, a virus President Trump calls “Chinese virus” now has Europe, Italy as its epicenter.
As of Sunday morning, Japan recorded 10,55 of coronavirus with 37 deaths. The situation is different in Italy where over 5000 people have lost their lives.
Kelvin M. Ashong @Mawunya_