The Tokyo Olympics could still get cancelled, its boss said just 3 days before the opening ceremony
- The head of the
Tokyo 2020organizing committee has not ruled out a last second cancellation of the Games.
- 71 cases of
COVID-19have already been linked with the Olympics.
- The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are set to begin on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium.
The head of the organizing committee for Tokyo 2020 has refused to rule out a last-minute cancellation of the games just three days before the opening ceremony.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the games, Toshiro Muto said he would watch infection numbers and was prepared to hold discussions with organizers if necessary.
The number of infections linked to the Games has risen to 71, according to a report from the Associated Press.
"We can't predict what will happen with the number of coronavirus cases. So we will continue discussions if there is a spike in cases." said Muto.
"We have agreed that based on the coronavirus situation, we will convene five-party talks again. At this point, the coronavirus cases may rise or fall, so we will think about what we should do when the situation arises."
More follows ...
- Five planets will stage a rare spectacular event in the night sky on March 28
- Sam Altman, who was already wealthy before starting OpenAI, reportedly doesn't own any equity in the company behind ChatGPT
- A 'hole' 30 times Earth's size has spread across the sun, blasting solar winds that'll hit our planet by end of this week
- Microsoft adds 'AI-generated stories' to its Bing search
- Housing sales up 14% annually in Jan-Mar to 1.13 lakh units across top 7 cities: Anarock
- ISRO launches India's largest LVM3 rocket from Sriharikota
- RevFin targets financing 20 lakh electric vehicles in next 5 years
- Torrent Investments not to participate in 2nd auction for Reliance Capital; Hinduja sole bidder