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Japan health minister says too early to talk about cancelling Olympics

Questions have risen about whether the Olympics should be moved or canceled, with one London mayoral candidate saying London was ready to host the games if needed.

The 2020 Summer Olympics will be hosted in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August. Picture: Tokyo 2020/Facebook.

TOKYO - Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Tuesday it was still too early to talk about cancelling the Tokyo Summer Olympics, which start on 24 July, due to the coronavirus and its spread in Japan.

Questions have risen about whether the Olympics should be moved or canceled, with one London mayoral candidate saying London was ready to host the games if needed.

Kato’s comments came after the minister was asked about such views at a news conference.

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