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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (right) speaks to the media after the opening ceremony of the Ariake Arena, the venue for the volleyball and wheelchair basketball competitions at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic sports events, in Tokyo on February 2.- AFP

TOKYO: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been advised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that there is no case for contingency plans to cancel or relocate the Tokyo 2020 Olympics over the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, the IOC’s Coordination Commission head said on Friday.

“Advice that we have received externally from WHO is that there is no case for any contingency plans of cancelling the Games or moving the Games,” John Coates told reporters.

The Summer Olympics are due to be held in Tokyo from July 24. - Reuters

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