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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Contrary to what the IOC says, l Has given no opinion on the holding of the Tokyo Olympic Games following the coronavirus epidemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) claims not to have given an opinion on the holding of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo in view of the coronavirus epidemic, but said it was ready to provide all the technical assistance necessary to the organizers so that they could make their own decision. "& Nbsp; We have not advised the IOC for the Olympic Games one way or another, and we will not do so & nbsp;", said the head of the WHO humanitarian emergency department, Michael Ryan, when asked about fears that the epidemic could weigh on the holding of the Tokyo Olympics (from July 24 to August 9). Coronavirus: competitions canceled or postponed Earlier today, John Coates, President of the IOC Coordination Committee, assured Tokyo that "& Nbsp; the advice we have received from WHO is that there is no reason to have an emergency plan for the cancellation or rescheduling of the Games & nbsp;". Michael Ryan, head of the WHO Humanitarian Emergencies Department "There was no particular discussion or specific decision made" But Mr. Ryan said that "& Nbsp; at this stage, there has been no particular discussion or particular decision taken & nbsp;" concerning "& Nbsp; mass events of the coming months & nbsp;" in the world. "& Nbsp; It is not our responsibility to cancel or not cancel any event whatsoever, added this senior WHO official, who sits in Geneva.& nbsp; The role of WHO is to offer technical advice, support (…) risk assessment around an event & nbsp; ", but whether or not to maintain a major event & nbsp;"& Nbsp; is a decision for the host countries and the organizing bodies & nbsp;". Michael Ryan added that over the past two decades, the UN specialized agency has worked with the organizers of the Olympic Games and host countries, and "& Nbsp; we will obviously give them all the support and technical advice for their own assessment and risk management concerning the Covid-19 & nbsp;", the official name of the disease. The IOC must communicate more about the coronavirus While reaffirming that there is no threat to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the IOC admitted on Friday that it should lead "& Nbsp; a big job of communication & nbsp;" to inform in the face of the coronavirus epidemic which has already claimed the lives of nearly 1,400 people, most of them in China. With 33 cases in the country and more than 200 people quarantined on a boat off Yokohama, Japan is the most affected country after China. The first death of an infected person was announced Thursday by Japanese authorities, an 80-year-old woman in a region near Tokyo. "Data-reactid =" 18 "> Contrary to what the IOC, WHO claims has not given any opinion on the holding of the Tokyo Olympic Games following the coronavirus epidemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) ensures that it has not issued an opinion on the holding of the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo with regard to of the coronavirus epidemic, but said it was ready to provide all the technical assistance necessary for the organizers to make their own decision. "We have not given the IOC any advice in one way or another, and we will not", said the head of the WHO humanitarian emergency department, Michael Ryan, when asked about fears that the epidemic could weigh on the holding of the Tokyo Olympics (from July 24 to August 9). Coronavirus: competitions canceled or postponed Earlier today, John Coates, President of the IOC Coordination Committee, assured from Tokyo that "The advice we have received from WHO is that there is no reason to have an emergency plan for the cancellation or rescheduling of the Games." Michael Ryan, head of the WHO Humanitarian Emergencies Department "There was no particular discussion or specific decision made" But Mr. Ryan said that "At this stage, there has been no particular discussion or particular decision taken" concerning "The mass events of the coming months" in the world. "It is not our responsibility to cancel or not cancel any event whatsoever, added this senior WHO official, who sits in Geneva. The role of WHO is to offer technical advice, support (…) risk assessment around an event ”, but whether or not to maintain a major event “Is a decision that belongs to the host countries and the organizing bodies”. Michael Ryan added that over the past two decades, the UN specialized agency has worked with the organizers of the Olympic Games and host countries, and "We will obviously give them all the support and technical advice for their own risk assessment and management concerning the Covid-19", the official name of the disease. IOC must communicate more on coronavirus While reaffirming that there is no threat to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the IOC admitted on Friday that it should lead "A big job of communication" to inform in the face of the coronavirus epidemic which has already claimed the lives of nearly 1,400 people, most of them in China. With 33 cases in the country and more than 200 people in quarantine on a boat off Yokohama, Japan is the most affected country after China. The first death of an infected person was announced Thursday by Japanese authorities, an 80-year-old woman in a region near Tokyo.