WHO Says Not Advising On Whether To Hold Tokyo Olympics
Umer Jamshaid 10 days ago Fri 14th February 2020 | 10:41 PM
The World Health Organisation on Friday said it was not advising on whether or not to go ahead with the Tokyo Olympics this year amid the novel coronavirus outbreak
Geneva, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Feb, 2020 ) :The World Health Organisation on Friday said it was not advising on whether or not to go ahead with the Tokyo Olympics this year amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
"We have not offered advice to the IOC for the Olympics one way or the other. And neither would we, it's not the role of WHO to call off or not call off any event," Ryan said at a regular press conference in Geneva.
"It's the decision of hosting countries and the organising agencies to make that decision," he said.
"The advice we have received from the World Health Organization is that there is no case for a contingency plan to cancel or move the Games," John Coates told reporters after a project review meeting.
"At this stage, there has been no specific discussion or no specific decision made regarding any of those mass events in the coming months.
"But we stand ready to offer both member states hosting events and organisations organising events to offer them the best mechanism and risk assessment approaches that we have," he said.