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Tokyo Olympics will be held in July as planned: Shinzo Abe

Tokyo:14/3/20:Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today pledged that Tokyo Olympics will be held in July as planned. He said, he had no immediate intention to declare a state of emergency over the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Japanese Parliament had approved a legislation yesterday that gives him the power to declare a State of Emergency to combat COVID-19. His comments on sticking to Tokyo Olympics schedule came two days after US President Donald Trump suggested that Tokyo Olympics be postponed for a year as the spread of the virus wreaks havoc on the sporting calendar.

Prime Minister Abe told a news conference that Japan wants to hold the Olympics as planned without any trouble by overcoming the spread of infections. Japanese Government officials and the International Olympic Committee insist that preparations are on track and there will be no postponement or cancellation.

More than 700 people across Japan are infected by Coronavirus with 21 deaths reported so far.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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