March 13, 2020 / 9:27 AM / 16 days ago

Tokyo to postpone opening ceremony of Olympic aquatics centre over coronavirus

People take selfies in front of the giant Olympic rings at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Tokyo metropolitan government said on Friday that it would postpone the opening ceremony of the Olympic aquatics centre due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The opening ceremony had been planned for March 22, Tokyo said in a statement.

Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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