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Tokyo Olympics may be cancelled

[TOKYO: Olympics Organising Committee Head Toshiro Muto. Photo/Courtesy].

The Head of the Organising Committee for the Tokyo Olympics Toshiro Muto has not ruled out a last minute cancellation of the global sporting showpiece, amid rising coronavirus cases that have presented organisers with mounting challenges.

When asked if the games due for Friday might be cancelled, Toshiro Muto said he would keep an eye on infection numbers and hold discussions with organisers if necessary.

“We can’t predict what will happen with the number of coronavirus cases so we will continue discussion if there is a spike in cases,” Muto said.

According to Muto 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.