IMAGE: A man walks past Tokyo Dome on Thursday, where a number of events including pop concerts have been cancelled because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. A growing number of events and sporting fixtures are being cancelled or postponed around Japan while some businesses are asking their employees to work from home and some schools are closing as coronavirus cases continue to increase. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images
The International Olympic Committee is "fully committed" to holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule despite the coronavirus outbreak, IOC president Thomas Bach told Japanese media in a conference call on Thursday, Kyodo news agency reported.
Bach told Japanese media the IOC "is fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 24," Kyodo quoted Bach as saying.