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Tokyo Olympics 2020: North Korea won't participate in Games over COVID-19 fears, says country's sports ministry
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: North Korea won't participate in Games over COVID-19 fears, says country's sports ministry

The North's official KCNA news agency had previously carried a dispatch on the committee meeting, without mentioning the Olympic decision.

Tokyo Olympics organisers to cut back on athletes at opening, closing ceremonies
Sports

Tokyo Olympics organisers to cut back on athletes at opening, closing ceremonies

Organisers said they would also reconsider how many athletes can take part in the ceremonies, and how to get them into the stadium safely.

Coronavirus outbreak: 70 more people infected on Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan taking total number of cases to 355
World

Coronavirus outbreak: 70 more people infected on Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan taking total number of cases to 355

The ship, with some 3,700 passengers and crew on board, has the most coronavirus infections outside China