The International Paralympic Committee emphasizes preparations for the Tokyo Games as scheduled February 29 1:01

As the outbreak of the new coronavirus spreads, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) issued a statement on the 28th of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, stressing that preparations for the August event will proceed as scheduled.

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, the impact of Japan's competition for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, which will open on August 25, will be canceled, and the Boccia test tournament will be held without spectators. It has come out.

The IPC issued a statement on Monday on NHK's interview on the situation.

The IPC commented that the preparations for the IPC and the Games Organizing Committee for the Tokyo Paralympic Games are proceeding as planned, and did not mention cancellation or postponement of the Games.

He also communicated with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) about the new coronavirus and stressed that necessary measures would be taken. We are confident that we will take the following measures. "