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TOKYO: The Olympic flame will be removed from display in Japan, officials said on Tuesday (April 7), as the country braces for a state of emergency due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak that also forced the historic postponement of Tokyo 2020.
BuUSAN: The world table tennis team championships due to take place in the South Korean city of Busan were postponed for a second time on Tuesday (April 7) over the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
MUMBAI: The Indonesia Open was among a host of badminton events that have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Badminton World Federation said on Monday (April 6). The lucrative Indonesia Open, which was scheduled to be held in Jakarta during June 16-21, is one of the three BWF Super-1000 category events scheduled during the year.
TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a 108 trillion yen (US$989 billion) stimulus package, Japan’s largest ever, to rescue the coronavirus-hit economy with Tokyo and six other economic hubs set to be put in a state of emergency.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday (April 6) related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.
BEIJING: China's star high jumper Zhang Guowei has made the decision to retire, the 28-year-old athlete confirmed on Monday (April 6).
TOKYO (Reuters) - As Japan faces a fresh wave of coronavirus infections and the government prepares for a state of emergency, medical staff say a shortage of beds and a rise in cases linked to hospitals are pushing Tokyo's medical system to the brink of collapse.
LONDON: Next year's Badminton World Championships are set to be rescheduled because of a clash with the new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. It is not yet clear whether the World Championships will be held in 2021 or delayed until 2022.
LONDON/TOKYO: World Games Birmingham CEO Nick Sellers said they had little choice but to move the 2021 event to 2022 as a clash with the postponed Tokyo Olympics would have seen them lose out on broadcasters and official scorers for the quadrennial event.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was derided on social media on Thursday for instead offering people cloth masks, pointing to growing frustration with his handling of the crisis.