Tokyo Olympic Games 'can still go in any direction' as uncertainty grows

A Japanese minister has said the Olympic Committee needs to 'think about a plan B and even a plan C'

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A surge in Tokyo coronavirus cases has caused fresh doubts over whether the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead this summer.

The state of emergency has been widened in Japan to cover more than half of the population, and a government minister says the situation regarding the Olympics "can still go in any direction."

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