March 17, 2020 / 9:23 AM / 18 days ago

Organizers cancel events, restrict public access along torch relay route

Toshiro Muto, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee CEO, addresses the Olympic torch relay during a news conference, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Tokyo, Japan March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - The organising committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games announced steps on Tuesday to stem the spread of the coronavirus along the torch relay route, including cancelling some events and restricting public access to others.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; editing by John Stonestreet

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