"I would like to make it clear again that we are not considering a cancellation or postponement of the games. Let me make that clear," organising committee president Yoshiro Mori said, via an interpreter, to IOC officials in Tokyo.
Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori (R)
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The death toll in China rose to above 1,350 on Wednesday, while there are nearly 60,000 confirmed cases of the disease. However, only two deaths have been recorded outside of China – and none in Japan.
The Tokyo Games run from July 24 to August 9, while the Olympic torch relay begins in Japan next month.
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