March 24, because of the situation with the spread COVID-19 Olympic games has been postponed for a year

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Olympic games in Tokyo, to be held next summer, could again be delayed because of the pandemic coronavirus. About this, The Guardian said the head of the Japanese medical Association Yoshitake Yokokura.

He noted that contest can postpone, if not developed an effective vaccine against COVID-19.

Questioning the plans of the Games in July and August, and other experts. According to The Guardian, Professor of Kobe University and an expert on infectious diseases the Kentaro Iwata believes it is unlikely that the Games will be held in the coming year. According to him, for the Olympics we need two conditions: the control COVID-19 in Japan and control over COVID-19 everywhere.

The only option to host the Games in the coming year, Iwata sees the event without audience or with very limited participation.

March 24, because of the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection of the Olympic games, which was held from 24 July to 9 August in the capital of Japan, Tokyo, has decided to postpone. Olympics postponed for the first time in modern history. Prior to this, in the twentieth century, the Olympic games were cancelled during the First and Second world wars.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 3 million people, including more than 211 thousand died and 894 thousand recovered.