People wearing protective masks walk by a billboard for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics near the Shinjuku station in Tokyo. Photo: ReutersPeople wearing protective masks walk by a billboard for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics near the Shinjuku station in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
People wearing protective masks walk by a billboard for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics near the Shinjuku station in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
Peter Wynn Kirby
Opinion

Opinion

Peter Wynn Kirby

Tokyo insists otherwise, but it’s hard to see how the Olympics can go on unaffected by coronavirus

  • Japan rolled out a tangled Olympic welcome mat with its clumsy handling of the Diamond Princess outbreak. An Olympics fortnight, if it goes ahead as planned, would certainly qualify as any infectious disease expert’s nightmare scenario

People wearing protective masks walk by a billboard for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics near the Shinjuku station in Tokyo. Photo: ReutersPeople wearing protective masks walk by a billboard for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics near the Shinjuku station in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
People wearing protective masks walk by a billboard for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics near the Shinjuku station in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
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