2020 Olympics Delayed Due to Growing Coronavirus Pandemic
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 08:42 WIB | GLOBAL |

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the delay of the 2020 Olympics¯to no later than the summer of 2021. after holding talks by telephone ¯Tuesday¯ with¯Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.¯

The games were originally scheduled to begin on July 24.  ¯

Abe said Tuesday the postponement came after months of escalating pressure from some¯participating¯countries and athletes.¯

The IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee said in a joint statement the delay was necessary to œsafeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved on the Olympic Games and the international community. ¯

The delay¯moved¯closer to reality on Sunday when the¯ Canadian¯ Olympic¯ Committee said it was¯withdrawing from¯the games, and Australia™s committee members informed its athletes they could not adequately train for the summer games after coronavirus control restrictions were imposed.¯

Source : VOA

RELATED NEWS

Rebuilding of Paris' Notre Dame Stalled as Pandemic Rages
Thursday, 9 April 2020 11:10 WIB

A year after a fire that shocked the world and destroyed the roof of Paris' ancient cathedral of Notre Dame, France is marking the first anniversary amid the coronavirus pandemic. Workers who were removing lead contamination ahead of reconstruction were sent home as part of efforts to contain the sp...

Trump Threatens to Cut WHO Funding
Wednesday, 8 April 2020 23:49 WIB

The United States is "going to put a very powerful hold on money it sends to the World Health Organization, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, blaming the United Nations humanitarian entity of missing the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. "They called it wrong. They missed the call, Tr...

Italy Announces Additional Economic Aid Package
Wednesday, 8 April 2020 16:53 WIB

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced a $434 billion package of additional economic aid for Italian companies of all sizes struggling in the wake of the coronavirus crisis that has hit Italy especially hard. At a news conference with his cabinet in Rome Tuesday, Conte said the funds w...

Saudi Arabia Says It Could Reach 200,000 Coronavirus Infections
Wednesday, 8 April 2020 10:58 WIB

The new coronavirus could eventually infect between 10,000 and 200,000 people in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom's health minister said on Tuesday, urging the public to adhere more closely to state directives against mixing and movement. The country of some 30 million has so far reported 2,795 cases and ...

China Reports No New Coronavirus Deaths for First Time Since January
Tuesday, 7 April 2020 23:58 WIB

Chinese health officials reported no new deaths from the novel coronavirus outbreak over the last 24 hours, the first such report since January. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that it only had 32 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, all of them from people who have returned from overseas. ...

ANOTHER NEWS
European markets open higher ahead of US jobless claims data
Thursday, 9 April 2020 14:17 WIB European markets opened higher Thursday as market participants start to hope that the coronavirus pandemic is reaching a peak, but the latest U.S. unemployment claims data could hit sentiment. The pan-European Stoxx 600 climbed 1.1% in early...

DISCLAIMER

Seluruh materi atau konten yang tersaji di dalam website ini hanya bersifat informatif saja, dan tidak dimaksudkan sebagai pegangan serta keputusan dalam investasi atau jenis transaksi lainnya. Kami tidak bertanggung jawab atas segala akibat yang timbul dari penyajian konten tersebut. Semua pihak yang mengunjungi website ini harus membaca Terms of Service (Syarat dan Ketentuan Layanan) terlebih dahulu dan dihimbau untuk melakukan analisis secara independen serta memperoleh saran dari para ahli dibidangnya.