TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 23, 2020: A woman in a medical mask by the Olympic rings by New National Stadium amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, as of March 22, 2020, 1800 people are infected with the novel coronavirus (including passengers and crew members of the Diamond Princess cruise ship), 60 are in critical condition, around 770 have recovered. Russian suspends all flights to Japan except direct fligths to the Japanese capital, Tokyo. Igor Belyayev/TASS ßïîíèÿ. Òîêèî. Æåíùèíà â ìåäèöèíñêîé ìàñêå ó îëèìïèéñêèõ êîëåö ðÿäîì ñ Íîâûì íàöèîíàëüíûì îëèìïèéñêèì ñòàäèîíîì âî âðåìÿ ïàíäåìèè êîðîíàâèðóñà COVID-19. Îëèìïèéñêèå èãðû â Òîêèî çàïëàíèðîâàíû íà ïåðèîä ñ 24 èþëÿ ïî 9 àâãóñòà 2020 ãîäà. 22 ìàðòà ïðåçèäåíò Ìåæäóíàðîäíîãî îëèìïèéñêîãî êîìèòåòà (ÌÎÊ) Òîìàñ Áàõ çàÿâèë, ÷òî â òå÷åíèå ÷åòûðåõ íåäåëü ÌÎÊ ïðèìåò ðåøåíèå îòíîñèòåëüíî ïåðåíîñà èëè ïðîâåäåíèÿ Èãð â óñòàíîâëåííûå ñðîêè èç-çà ñèòóàöèè ñ êîðîíàâèðóñîì. Âñïûøêà âûçûâàåìîãî íîâûì êîðîíàâèðóñîì çàáîëåâàíèÿ áûëà çàôèêñèðîâàíà â êîíöå 2019 ãîäà â Êèòàå, ïîçäíåå ðàñïðîñòðàíèëàñü áîëåå ÷åì íà 150 ñòðàí è áûëà ïðèçíàíà Âñåìèðíîé îðãàíèçàöèåé çäðàâîîõðàíåíèÿ ïàíäåìèåé.  ìèðå çàðàçèëèñü ñâûøå 300 òûñ. ÷åëîâåê. Ïî äàííûì Ìèíèñòåðñòâà çäðàâîîõðàíåíèÿ, òðóäà è áëàãîñîñòîÿíèÿ ßïîíèè íà 22 ìàðòà 2020 ãîäà, îáùåå êîëè÷åñòâî ñëó÷àåâ èíôèöèðîâàíèÿ êîðîíàâèðóñîì â ñòðàíå, âêëþ÷àÿ ïàññàæèðîâ è ýêèïàæ êðóèçíîãî ëàéíåðà Diamond Princess, ñîñòàâëÿåò áîëåå 1800. Âñåãî âèðóñ âûÿâëåí â 39 èç 47 ïðåôåêòóð ñòðàíû. Îêîëî 60 ãîñïèòàëèçèðîâàííûõ ïî âñåé ñòðàíå íàõîäÿòñÿ â òÿæåëîì ñîñòîÿíèè, ïî÷òè 770 ÷åëîâåê âûçäîðîâåëè. ×èñëî ëåòàëüíûõ ñëó÷àåâ â ßïîíèè ñðåäè ïàöèåíòîâ ñ êîðîíàâèðóñîì äîñòèãëî 49. Ñ 23 ìàðòà Ðîññèÿ ââåëà âðåìåííûå îãðàíè÷åíèÿ íà ïîëåòû â ßïîíèþ, ñîõðàíÿþòñÿ òîëüêî ïðÿìûå ðåéñû â ñòîëèöó ßïîíèè Òîêèî. Èãîðü Áåëÿåâ/ÒÀÑÑ

TOKYO, March 30. /TASS/. The Summer Olympic Games in Japan next year will start on July 23 and the Summer Paralympic Games will begin on August 24, Japan’s NHK boadcaster reported on Monday.

According to the Japanese broadcaster, the agreement on the new dates have been reached by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Tokyo-2020 Organizing Committee, the municipal authorities of Tokyo and the government of Japan.

The IOC (International Olympic Committee) and the IPC (the International Paralympic Committee) announced their decision on March 24 to postpone for one year the tournaments in Japan due to the continuous COVID-19 spread. The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo were initially scheduled to be held between July 24 and August 9, and the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games were planned to be organized between August 25 and September 6.

On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown etiology in Wuhan, an economic and industrial megalopolis with a population of 11 million.

The virus was identified on January 7 as 2019-nCoV. The World Health Organization declared in January that the new coronavirus outbreak was a public health emergency of international concern, characterizing it as an epidemic with multiple locations.

On February 11, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the organization gave the novel coronavirus an official name of COVID-19. On March 11, the World Health Organization officially stated that the continuously spreading novel coronavirus was a global pandemic.

As of today, 199 countries and territories reported confirmed coronavirus cases. According to the latest reports, over 735,040 cases of patients infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide. The virus’ death toll has reached 34,806, yet more than 156,130 patients have recovered from the disease.

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