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Olympics should be canceled due to COVID-19 surge, say Tokyo doctors

A prominent primary-care organization in Japan is calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. The Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association, which represents about 6,000 primary-care physicians, said in an open letter to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga that Tokyo hospitals “have their hands full and have almost no spare… Read More »

Japan PM Abe seeks citizens’ help in coronavirus fight as Olympics to go ahead

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on the public to cooperate in a “tough battle” to contain the coronavirus outbreak in coming weeks as the country prepares to hold the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference on coronavirus at his official… Read More »