The organization rules out the postponement or cancellation by the coronavirus
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics They are not in danger … at least for now. The organization ruled on Thursday the cancellation or postponement of this summer's event for the coronavirus. In addition, they confirmed that they hope to coordinate with the Japanese government to manage the issue in a manner "quiet".
«We would like to reiterate that we are not considering canceling or postponing the Tokyo Games because of coronavirus. We will coordinate with the government and treat it in a calm way, ”explained the president of the Organizing Committee of the Games, Yoshiro Mori, after a meeting with the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo government.
The virus that emerged at the end of last year in China It has already caused more than 1,300 deaths throughout the country and has left a total of 203 cases in Japan, among other countries, which caused the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the now known Covid-19 infection as an emergency World health last January.
In this regard, last week, the general director of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, Toshiro Muto, expressed his "concern" for the possibility that the disease affected the Games this summer in the Japanese capital. "I hope that the spread of the coronavirus is not a jug of cold water on the competition," he added.
For his part, the president of the IOC Coordination Commission, John Coates, considered the outbreak of coronavirus an "unexpected problem" and stressed that the authorities of the Games will take the "necessary precautions" to protect all athletes and people visiting Japan during the Olympic event.