Japan's Abe urges 2-week curbs on sports events as coronavirus looms over Olympics

Japan's Abe urges 2-week curbs on sports events as coronavirus looms over Olympics

The Jakarta Post-World·2020-02-26 14:33

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks as the country battles to stem coronavirus contagion amid mounting concerns the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled.

Abe's call came after a Tokyo baseball team said it would play games in an empty stadium this weekend, while two businesses in central Tokyo reported confirmed cases of infection a day after the government urged companies to recommend staff consider working from home.

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