While several countries around the world have announced the cancellation of many cultural and sporting events, Abe said he has no plans to declare a state of emergency in the country soon.
“We want to organize the Olympic Games as planned, without problem, by controlling the spread” of the virus, he said at a press conference, two days after US President Donald Trump had suggested postponing a year of the Olympics.
“We are in close coordination with the officials concerned, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC). There is no change about it, “he insisted.
Japan, it is recalled, recorded 700 confirmed cases and 21 people who died.