Tokyo Olympics are rescheduled and will be set to open on 23 July 2021, organizers announced. The International Games were previously scheduled to start on 24 July 2020 but were rescheduled due to the Coronavirus Outbreak.
With the death toll due to coronavirus is rising in the United States and health experts warned about “no state, no metro area, will be spared” due to the outbreak, President Trump mentioned that everyone should be mentally prepared for an extended shutdown, hopes for a quick resume of normal life could be delayed. The announcement was made after Trump was presented with a model forecasting that the COVID-10 outbreak could result in 100,000 to 200,000 U.S. deaths even with the current announcements.
Here are some breaking coronavirus news from around the world
- Trump said on Sunday that federal efforts to keep people maintain social distancing are designed to curb the spread of the virus. This guidance will place through April 30. The President backed off the idea of opening up the country by Easter Sunday, saying the deaths are peaking in two weeks.
- The toll of infections in Spain increased than China’s official number on Monday after the Spanish government confirmed more than 6,000 new death in just 24 hours. Amongst the positive cases, Spain’s coronavirus task force is led by Fernando Simon.
- Officials from South Korea widely acclaimed the handling of the outbreak and warned that they are seeing a growth in the infections in and around Seoul.
- Europe’s one of the largest Airlines, EasyJet said it’s grounding its entire fleet due to Government’s restrictions on travel.
- While some world leaders warned that the outbreak could take months, financial markets remain nervous. Even countries take measures to prevent economic collapse, the Australian Government announced that it would subsidize private-sector wages to prevent job losses.