March 5, 2020 / 7:25 AM / 4 months ago

Tokyo government works with Olympics organizers to ensure safe games

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, is seen at The Japan Olympics museum in Tokyo, Japan, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday the metropolitan government was working with organizers to ensure a safe Summer Olympics amid the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak.

Koike issued a statement after the International Olympic Committee held a board meeting this week at which the board voiced its full commitment to a successful Summer Games.

“We will continue to work in full collaboration with the IOC, the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, and the national government to ensure the delivery of a safe and secure Games,” Koike said in the statement.

(The online version of the story fixes typo in the headline.)

Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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