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Tokyo 2020 at risk of cancellation: “If cases increase we will consult”

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The head of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee does not rule out the last minute cancellation of the Olympics if the situation due to Covid infections worsens. “We cannot predict what will happen with the number of cases,” said Toshiro Muto at a press conference. “If there is a spike in cases, we will discuss it,” he added. “We have agreed that based on the Covid situation, we will call a five-party meeting again. The infections could increase or decrease, so we will think about what we should do when the situation arises, “explained Muto.

“We had a five-way meeting the other day where it was said that we will continue to monitor the situation. At this point we can say that if the infection were to spread we should consult, we would have another five-way summit ». Toshiro Muto, head of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, in a press conference three days before the inaugural ceremony, thus replied to those who asked him if it is still possible to cancel the Games in the face of an increase in infections from Covid.

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