March 25, 2020 / 8:15 AM / 16 days ago

China says Tokyo Olympics delay shows responsible attitude to health, security

Passersby wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk under the campaign banner for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics while cherry blossoms are blooming, in Tokyo, Japan March 25, 2020, a day after the announcement of the games' postponement to 2021. REUTERS/Naoki Ogura

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry said the decision to delay the Tokyo Olympics to be held this summer reflects the International Olympic Committee’s and Japan’s responsible attitude to health and security.

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a regular press briefing on Wednesday.

Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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