Tokyo 2020 Olympics President says no plan to wear mask

Tokyo 2020 Olympics President says no plan to wear mask
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  • calendar-gray 21 February 2020

Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori said he did not intend to wear masks, despite the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people in China, a Japanese sports newspaper reported on Friday, APA reports citing The Star.

"I pray to God every day that the coronavirus will just vanish," Mori, a former Japanese prime minister, was quoted by the Sponichi Annex paper as saying.

 

"I plan to hold out to the end without wearing a mask," he said, while exhorting reporters and others in the room, "Please wash your hands when you get home, and especially athletes - please don't catch a cold or the virus."

Masks, worn by many Japanese people during the cold and allergy seasons, are recommended for those who have reason to think they might have the virus.

 

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