Olympics delay possible due to Coronavirus
05 March 2020 | 3:40 pm
According to world health officials, the fatality rate of the coronavirus has reached 3.4 percent worldwide. Japan's Olympic minister admitted there is a possibility that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be delayed.
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