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The number of coronavirus cases globally was approaching 200,000 on Wednesday, as people in the U.S. and in countries across the world adjusted to life under lockdown and isolation. Olympics make no sense if athletes can't come, Japan's deputy PM says Even if Japan can contain the coronavirus outbreak, this summer's Olympic Games “would not make sense” if other countries cannot send their athletes, Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said Wednesday. “As the prime minister said, it’s desirable to hold the Olympics in an environment where everyone feels safe and happy. But that’s not something Japan alone can decide,” said Aso in Parliament.

The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that it does not plan any “drastic” decisions about the Games, saying it remains fully committed to the event being staged in four months despite the global spread of the coronavirus.

Reuters 18/03/2020

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